Green tea mojito
Nowadays more and more cocktail bars are experimenting with tea because the possibilities of tea are endless due to its many varieties and flavors. The trend is coming over from Japan, where bartenders have been using tea in their cocktails for some time now.
Here we present you a green tea Mojito. Very simple and using ingredients that you probably have at hand, such as green tea, fresh limes, fresh mint leaves, baby rocket and raw sugar (you can also use agave or stevia for a sugar free version).
Make this recipe by the glass or by the jug for a party. And for those who don't drink alcohol, leave the rum out for a refreshing mocktail.
What do you need?
- 1 to 2 fresh limes in wedges
- 4 fresh mint leaves + a few extra leaves for garnish
- 4 baby rocket leaves
- 1 tablespoon of sugar (here we use cane sugar but choose your favorite sweetener)
- 1/2 cup of brewed green tea, chilled - we like to use our Aloe vera/Berry infusion
- 30 ml white rum
- Crusched ice
How do you make the Mojito?
- For this cocktail, use a firm long drink glass with thick glass to muddle (bruise / mash). You have to muddle well to mix all the flavours, it is important that you have a good glass for this. Also make sure you have a full glass of crushed ice.
- Crush the lime segments, mint, rocket and sugar until the aromas are released.
- Now add the white rum and fill your glass to about ¾ with crushed ice.
- Stir everything with a long spoon so that it mixes well. Make sure that the lime and the mint float nicely in your glass and do not stay underneath.
- Top off the cocktail with cold green tea
- Garnish with extra crushed ice and a crown of mint.
Aren't you such a do-gooder? Then be sure to drop by one of Belgium's best cocktail bars and ask about their tea cocktail creation of the moment.
Some recommendations: Sips, Nine and Josephine's in Antwerp, Jigger's and Limonada in Ghent, De Professor en Mattiz in Leuven, 5th Avenue and Café Latino in Hasselt, Sphinx in Brussels,...