Not your normal mojito!! This non-alcoholic Nojito mocktail is based off of the nojito served on Princess cruises.
I don’t drink, but sometimes, I like to have a fun drink. On our cruise, my husband and I purchased the cards that allow you unlimited soda, juice and mocktails. I honestly thought I would use it just for soda, but the mocktails ended up being so delicious, and we definitely took advantage of them!!
We started off the trip with strawberry daiquiris and pina coladas, but then Katrina’s husband introduced me to the nojito. And my drink of choice for the trip was cemented.
I’m a citrus girl all the way, so it’s no wonder I loved this drink. But little did I know – this is not your run of the mill mojito mocktail. I was having a drink one night, and my husband asked what I had ordered. I told him – the nojito, a non-alcoholic mojito! He tasted it, and informed me that it was not, in fact, just a non-alcoholic mojito. Which is when I learned that a mojito is just mint and lime, and he swore that there was something else in this drink besides mint and lime. He tried to convince me that there was grapefruit juice. I didn’t believe him at first, but after tasting and analyzing, I realized he was onto something. So I did what only made sense, and I looked at a menu. 🙂 Sure enough, it said “a non-alcoholic spin on the classic cocktail, fresh lemon and limes, fresh mint, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup, topped with club soda.”
Well, it’s not the first time I had to concede that he was right. 😉
Now that I’m home (and many days wishing I was back on that cruise ship) I knew I had to recreate that drink. Lots of lime and mint, with a hint of lemon and grapefruit – this mocktail will put you straight into relaxation mode. And maybe, just maybe, if I close my eyes while I’m drinking, I can pretend I’m barefoot on a white sand beach.
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- 16-20 mint leaves
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh grapefruit juice
- 6 tablespoons simple syrup*
- club soda
- lime, lemon and grapefruit wedges, for garnish (optional)
- Place half of the mint leaves in the bottom of 2 glasses.
- In a small glass, combine the lime juice, lemon juice and grapefruit juice. Pour half of the mixture into each of the glasses with the mint. With a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, crush the mint to release the mint oils. Pour 3 tablespoons of simple syrup into each glass.
- Add a couple handfuls of ice to each glass, then top off with club soda. Mix, taste and add more simple syrup if it’s not sweet enough for you. Serve topped with lime, lemon and/or grapefruit wedges.
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