The perfect summer cocktail, a cross between a tall glass of fresh brewed iced green tea and a mojito!! I think this is going to be my signature drink all summer, it's icy cool, and has the added bonus of antioxidant rich green tea.
So simple using ingredients you probably have on hand such as green tea, fresh limes, fresh mint leaves (growing wild in my garden at the moment), baby arugula, and raw sugar (you could use agave or stevia to keep it sugar-free).
Multiply the recipe and make a pitcher for a party, or make them by the glass for a more intimate gathering. I originally saw this on the Kitchn, and tweaked it a bit by adding arugula, an idea I got from a cocktail I had at the Dole Summit.
And for those of you who don't drink alcohol, leave out the rum for a refreshing mocktail.
Iced Green Tea Mojito
Adapted from the Kitchn
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 mojito • Points +: 4pts (without rum 1 pt) • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 110 • Fat: 0.1 g • Protein: 0.5 g • Carb: 10.9 g • Fiber: 0.6 g • Sugar: 8.8 g
Sodium: 4.2 mg
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 4 large spearmint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 4 baby arugula leaves
- 2 tsp sugar (I used raw, use your favorite sweetener)
- 1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled
- 1 oz white rum
Muddle the lime juice, mint, arugula, and sugar together in a tall Collins glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavors release. Add ice until glass is about 3/4 full and then pour in rum and green tea. Stir well and garnish with mint and lime.