May 11, 2012

Iced Green Tea Mojito



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
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 mojito • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 4pts (without rum 1 pt)
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

Ingredients:

  • 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


Directions:


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.

44 comments :

  1. This sounds absolutely lovely. Awesome idea!

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  2. this sounds phenomenal! definately trying soon! what about trying different types of teas? like, herbal?

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  3. Would this be 0 points with Stevia or Splenda and no rum?

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  4. Awesome! Can't wait to try this. Love mojoto's!!!

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  5. Sounds like a good treat for Mother's Day! I hope you have a happy one!
    MBB

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  6. Omgosh! I am super excited to try this! Especially since I have a pitcher of green tea in my fridge! Xoxoxo

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    1. That looks and sounds really good. I can't wait to try it.

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  8. This sounds freaking amazing! Love the pics.

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  9. You just made my weekend more pleasant. One thing I miss about living in Miami were the Mojitos, but you've combined two of my favorite drinks. My headache already thanks you! ;)

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  10. Yum! I love mojitos there my favorite drink! This looks fantastic!!

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  11. What does the Arugula do? I've never had it in a mojito (just mint).

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    1. It's just an added hint of flavor completely optional.

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  12. This mojito looks delicious and so refreshing... I'm planning to make it all summer!

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  13. how much agave would you use?

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  14. What about a mint-cucumber mojito. I would love to try this recipe with cucumber instead of arugula. What do you think?

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    1. Absoltely!!! I love cucumbers in drinks!

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  15. I can't wait to try this one...the spritzer margarita was SSSSSSOOOO yummy!!! Keep up the great work & keep the recipes coming....

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  16. I LOVE this drink! So beautiful, so many flavors, it must be so refreshing! This is a perfect drink for a summer afternoon! Can't wait to try it :-)

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  17. Your photos are positively dreamy! And I would have never thought of adding arugula to such a drink. I must try this, and soon!

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  18. Hi! This was my Saturday night drink while preparing the supper. It was really delicious!


    Elise

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  19. This sounded so yummy that I gathered all the ingredients together to make this mojito when I discovered the Cuban Mojito, why is this one 2 points more than the Cuban and it has less rum?

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  20. OOh man this sounds yummy! Gotta try it!

    ~Sherine
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    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  21. This sounds delicious! Although, it should be noted that agave isn't sugar-free. It has just as much sugar (and calories) as other liquid sweeteners such as honey and maple syrup.

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    1. And Agave is fructose - which, from what I understand, is metabolized in your liver. Maybe going with honey is better?

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  22. This one looks so refreshing.

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  23. I like the idea for a bridal shower coming up but the problem is most people attending do not drink alcohol. Is there anything that could replace the white rum?

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  24. How refreshing! Best drink ever!

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  25. Claire Campbell6/21/12, 8:20 PM

    This is awesome! Made it without the Arugula because I didnt have any and I added more unsweetened tea so I could make it last longer! Soo delicious, thanks Gina

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  27. I am loving this mojito recipe! What an awesome idea.

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  28. I love Mojito's and I think your recipe sounds delicious. I will have to make this one soon :)

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  29. What a great twist on the mojito! I LOVE it!

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  30. I've even used cold brewed mint tea. BTW, 2 oz rum! LOL

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