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Virgin Mojito

Crush mint, lime and basil together, and you've got a refreshing blast of flavor in this Virgin Mojito recipe! 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
Yvonne Duivenvoorden

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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Servings
2
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Duration
7 min

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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 8 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g