Virgin Mango Mojito is a refreshing non-alcoholic summer drink made from the sweet mango juice. All you need are a handful of ingredients available in most kitchens and a trusty blender. On a hot summer day 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, vodka, 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 or gluten allergic 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
Mango Juice: Choose a good quality, ripe mango pulp, and use a hand blender or mixer to make a smooth juice. Use little water and sugar to make puree or more like a juice. 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, lemon wedges, and Himalayan pink salt in the glass. 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.
Sweetener: One can add any sweetener of choice to the mango mojito, like stevia, honey, powdered sugar, or sugar syrup. Or you can add the granulated sugar while blending the mango pulp. 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 :
Cocktail: To turn this virgin mojito into a cocktail simply add a dash of white rum/vodka/sparkling wine to it and mix before serving
Garnishing: Dip the rim of the glasses into the water and then powdered sugar or pink salt for a nice pub/bar style touch. Cubed small pieces of mango and green chili slices can be added as a garnish to the mojito.
Variation: Add orange juice instead of lemon juice and a thin slice of orange – to try a variation of this drink with an orange flavor.
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
Ingredients For Mango Juice:
- 1 Cup mango pulp (ripe and sweet)
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 1 Cup chilled or cold water
Other Ingredients For Mojito:
- 4 – 5 fresh mint leaves
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- 4 – 5 lemon wedges
- 5 – 6 ice-cubes, as required
- 1 litre club soda or sparkling water
Make Mango Juice:
- Combine mango pulp with water and sugar. Blend smooth to a juice like consistency. Keep in the fridge until ready to make mojito.
- In a serving glass, add 2 – 3 mint leaves, half a teaspoon of salt, lemon wedge, and gently crush them using a wooden spoon to release the flavor of mint leaves.
- Fill each glass with 1/4 Cup of mango juice. Add ice cubes.
- Fill each glass with club soda or sparkling water and stir. You can add alcohol as well at this stage.
- Serve virgin mango mojito immediately.
- Readymade mango juice or canned mango pulp can be used instead of fresh mango juice.
- Taste mango pulp first and then add sugar accordingly. You can skip the sugar if mang is sweet enough.
- You can store homemade mango puree in the fridge for a week.
- Do not crush lemon juice and mint leaves for too long as they might turn bitter.
- I prefer using Himalayan Pink Salt for cocktails. You can use any kind of flavored salt for the purpose. Or add a dash of red paprika or green chili to spice it up.