Virgin Mojito

Crush mint, lime and basil together and you've got a refreshing blast of flavor in this Virgin Mojito! While basil may seem unconventional in a beverage, it's actually botanically related to mint, adding a light floral essence.
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Virgin Mojito Recipe

Nutritional Bonus: Basil has been shown to possess both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the volatile oils within its leaves. Components such as estragole, linalool, eugenol and limonene, to name a few, in the basil may help restrict the growth of bacteria.

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  • 2Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh mint leaves
  • large lime, cut into small wedges
  • 1 tsp organic evaporated cane juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Ice, as desired
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish, optional

Preparation

  1. Place basil, mint, lime and cane juice in the bottom of a large martini shaker. Using a wooden spoon, crush mixture until lime releases most of its juice and herbs are slightly bruised, about 2 minutes.
  2. Top with sparkling water and stir to com-bine. Fill 2 glasses with ice and divide mixture evenly among glasses. If desired, garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 8 oz
  • Calories: 30
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 8 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g