Family-Friendly Strawberry Mojito
Welcome the summer with a refreshing, family-friendly twist on an all time classic. Mojitos are bursting with flavour and incredibly more-ish, unfortunately for us they’re usually topped up with heaps of sugar too.
Making homemade mocktails can be a healthier and tastier alternative to fizzy drinks and juices that kids crave. This family-friendly strawberry mojito will help them get fruit in their diet and is perfect for parties and family gatherings! Using raw honey for sweetness is a good way to cut down on refined sugar and add some valuable enzymes, whilst using lime juice and mint leaves is a tasty way to get your kids exploring new flavours.
- 1 cup of strawberries (you could also use blackberries for this recipe)
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 2 limes
- A handful of mint leaves
- 2 cups of ice
- 1 cup of soda or sparkling water
- Slices of rhubarb for decoration
- In a pitcher add ¾ of the strawberries, ¾ mint leaves, raw honey and stir for a while to release and mix the flavours
- Squeeze the juice from the limes into the pitcher and then throw the rest of the lime in with the other ingredients
- Make sure the limes and mint leave are crushed well as these have the most flavour
- Add crushed ice (you can do this by pulsing it in a blender) to the pitcher
- Top with sparkling or soda water and add more mint leaves and decorate with sliced strawberries
- I’ve also tried adding slices of fresh Rhubarb for decoration and because their tart flavour is complimented by the sweet and acidic taste of the other ingredients
Of course when the sun goes down and the kids go to bed, this recipe tastes even better with a dash of white rum to make it a real mojito! I’m sure this is one everyone will love and it’s a great way to wow your friends - serve in some mason jars with colourful straws for a real good-looking drink. Let me know how you get on!
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