Virgin Mango Mojito is a refreshing non-alcoholic, dairy-free summer drink made from the ripe mango juice. All you need are a handful of ingredients available in most kitchens and a trusty blender. If it’s a hot summer day and you’ve just had enough of the heat grab some mangoes and this rock star virgin mango mojito is ready in under 5 minutes – no kidding!
Summers in India are harsh. The mercury soars and with it, so do our tempers. It’s hard to function normally when your body is trying to battle against a soaring temperature – but this cooling, delicious mango mojito surely help us keep calm and get going.
Since this is a virgin mojito, there’s no alcohol in it but one can add a splash of white rum or sparkling wine if preferred, to convert this into a snazzy cocktail. Alcohol-free beverages such as this one are great for cooling the body, suitable for everyone (kid-friendly, good for lactose-intolerant peeps) and safe to serve at parties as well, where one is not sure of guests’ drinking preferences.
Mango Mojito requires no cooking or lengthy procedure and can be done in a flash. Before assembling the drink in glasses we need to prepare
Lime mint blend
Sugar syrup / sweetener
Mango Juice: Choose a good quality, naturally ripened mangoes, peel and use a hand blender or mixer to make a smooth paste. Use little water to get a juice like liquid consistency. Don’t use the pulp that’s too close to the seed, this part is quite sour and has a strong flavor.
Lime Mint Blend: Add few mint leaves and lemon juice in a bowl. Gently crush them using a wooden spoon. Don’t add too much mint because it might change the color and taste of the drink. Adding this blend is optional but it really makes the drink refreshing, cooling and citrusy so give it a try.
Sweetener: One can add any sweetener of choice to the mango mojito, like stevia, honey, powdered sugar or sugar syrup. Granulated sugar isn’t recommended because the granules of the sugar do not dissolve properly in the drink. If the mango juice is sweet enough, skip adding any kind of sweetener.
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Tips on adding a delicious twist to virgin mango mojito :
To turn this virgin mojito into a cocktail simply add a dash of white rum/vodka/sparkling wine to it and mix before serving
Dip the rim of the glasses into the water and then powdered sugar or pink salt for a nice restaurant bar style touch.
Add orange juice instead of lemon juice and a thin slice of orange – to try a variation of this drink with an orange flavor
Cubed small pieces of mango and green chili slices can be added as a garnish to the mojito.
If using canned mangoes, adjust the quantity of sweetener accordingly in the drink – the virgin mojito needs all notes of sweetness, tanginess and the kick from the soda to be balanced for that perfect invigorating flavor.
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Virgin Mango Mojito
- 2 Cup mango pulp
- Juice of two lemon
- 8 – 10 fresh mint leaves
- honey or sugar syrup to taste
- 1 litre club soda/sparkling water
Ingredients To Serve:
- ice-cubes, as required
- 4 – 5 fresh mint leaves
- 4 lemon wedges
- Combine mango pulp with 1/4 Cup water and blend to a juice like liquid consistency. Set aside.
- Add few mint leaves and lemon juice in a bowl. Gently crush them using a wooden spoon.
- To serve, add ice-cubes in the glasses. Add lemon wedges and mint leaves.
- Equally divide lemon mint juice in the serving glasses. Fill each glass with 1/4 Cup of mango juice. Add the sweetener according to taste. Stir to combine nicely.
- Fill each glass with club soda and stir once.
- Serve virgin mango mojito immediately.
- Readymade mango juice or canned mango pulp can be used instead of fresh mango juice.
- Do not crush lemon juice and mint leaves for too long as they might turn bitter.
- Adjust the amount of sweetener according to taste.