Mock Mojito Green Tea

Ahhh... Summer time is coming! For my friends in the colder parts of the country, you may have to wait a bit longer. But, those of us in the South and Southwest are already starting to feel the heat. A few weeks ago, a sweet friend brought me a Happy Hour drink from Sonic...it was a Sweet Green Iced Tea with Mint. Oh, man! Was it ever delicious! After having the flavor of mint added to the tea, I was inspired to make my own at home. That's when this Mock-Mojito Green Tea came into being.
First, I should tell you that I have never actually had a Mojito in the traditional sense. From what I gather, it has mint, lime, sugar, rum and club soda. It sounds perfectly refreshing, but I'm not much of a drinker. So, thinking back to my Sonic drink, I experimented with first putting peppermint extract into my green tea sweetened with Stevia. Then, I went ahead and added some lime juice to spice it up a bit. The minty-citrus flavor combination is a delight to the senses. I know as the temperature heats up, I'll be making this tea quite often.

Mock Mojito Green Tea

glass of iced green tea
a couple of drops peppermint extract {fresh mint would be even better}
1/2 tsp. or more lime juice
sweetener of choice (I like all-natural Stevia)

Stir the flavorings into the iced tea and enjoy!

 
Next to water, green tea will be my go-to drink this summer. Not only does it have powerful antioxidants that help fight cancer and heart disease among many other benefits, it has a light taste that blends well with other flavors. What's your favorite "mix-in" for iced tea?
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12 comments:

  1. Sounds so refreshing...I'll have to try this one!

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  2. I love a good Mojito, but sometimes I just don't feel like having alcohol. I had NO idea there was a non-alcoholic version until reading your entry. Thank you so much for sharing it -- we'll be giving these a try this evening!

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  3. Ooh this looks delicious. Thank you so much for coming by and linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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  4. Good to have this recipe ~ I'm not much for alcohol either :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  5. How delish! I'm going to have to make it today. It seems like the perfect drink for patio or summer entertaining. I'm sure my friends and family will love it!

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  6. I am also not much of a drinker! Pinned your recipe - it looks great and refreshing :-)

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  7. I am making this right now! My mint plant is going to have to grow faster to keep up with the mint recipes I'm making -- I guess I may have to use some extract. :)

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  8. Oh this sound soooooooo good and so refreshing. I will definitely give this one a try. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. My mint is growing like crazy- this looks like a super refreshing way to use it! Can't wait to try it!
    krista@werefarfromnormal.com

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  10. I bet this would be so refreshing in the heat of summer, Nici! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  11. I had no idea there was a non-alcoholic version until reading your entry. Thank you so much for sharing it - we'll be giving these a try this evening!

    Regards,
    Finn Felton
    Kopi Luwak

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