This "mock-tail" is so good it gives the real thing a run for its money! Our Moroccan Mojito is bright, crisp, and refreshing, with just the right amount of tartness to compliment the sweet mint. The fresher your ingredients here, the better the drink! And don't forget to give those mint leaves a good slap between your palms - it helps break the leaf's capillaries and allows its flavors to more easily release in the drink. This mojito is great on its own or paired with your favorite hispanic dish.
(Recipe makes a little over a 1/2 gallon.)
- 3 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 1/2 Rounded Cup Fresh Mint
- 1 Tbsp Water
- 1/3 Cup Green Peace loose-leaf tea
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- Add boiling water to 3 oz of cool water to bring to 1 quart (this helps bring the water temperature down to about 185° F).
- Steep the Green Peace tea for 5 minutes.
- While tea is steeping, combine lime juice, mint leaf, and water in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the leaves with a fork or knife until soft, then shake vigorously for 2 min. Strain (yields about 3 Tbsp).
- When tea is finished steeping, strain and stir in the sugar.
- Add ice to the tea to bring to 2 quarts (stir to dissolve the ice more quickly).
- Stir mint/lime infusion into tea.
- To make a 12 oz glass, pour 9 oz of tea into a cocktail shaker, add 2 mint leaves (slapped), and shake vigorously for 20 sec.
- Pour over ice and garnish with slice of lime and/or mint leaf.