Multiply the recipe and make a pitcher / jug for a party, or make them by the glass for a more intimate gathering. Now, for those of you who don't drink alcohol, leave out the rum for a refreshing mock-tail.
This is a classic drink which is seriously refreshing - just right for a hot summer day.
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
4 large spearmint leaves, plus more for garnish
4 baby arugula / rocket leaves
2 tsp (sugar) ... use your favorite sweetener
1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled
1 oz white rum
Muddle the lime juice, mint, arugula, and (sugar) sweetener together in a tall Collins glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavours release. Add ice until glass is about 3/4 full and then pour in rum and green tea. Stir well and garnish with mint and lime.
A muddler - is a bartender's tool.
Used like a pestle to mash, or muddle, fruits, herbs, and/or spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavour.
But have you seen this Low Carb Blueberry Mojito?
You can check out the recipe here
Now if you really do not fancy an alcoholic cocktail, and many readers may not, how about a nice glass of water ... it is a great way to stay hydrated and by drinking it in its purest form it can do wonders for every part of the body. You may wish to consider sprucing it up with herbs like rosemary, basil, mint. Or how about adding some healthy squeezes of lime or lemon juice, or perhaps some slices of cool refreshing cucumber. The choices are endless. I wonder what you will decide?
Cheers and Good Health
All the best Jan
I love green tea, especially with mint. I will try this recipe with the rum, it looks refreshing. Have a happy Monday and new week ahead!
I don't drink alcohol but I do enjoy flavored water...I like the one with cucumber and mint... it's a refreshing change ♡
Hi Jan, that looks so pretty. I've never been a fan of green tea but I may try the recipe without the rum. The other ingredients should punch up the green tea flavor. I know the tea is a good antioxidant.
A perfect summer drink. And so pretty!
I would opt for the blueberry one. Strange as it may seem, this Southerner does not like iced tea.
Both drinks sound fantastic and perfect for the hot weather this summer :)
I hope you're having a beautiful week, Jan!
Looks pretty in the glass.
Many thanks to you all for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments, they are all appreciated.
Summer type drinks are hugely popular, best to enjoy them when the sun is shining (which when I type this it isn't!) But never mind it's Friday and the weekend will soon be here, so I have a big smile on my face and a cup of ordinary tea waiting for me to enjoy ...
Have a lovely weekend and summer wherever and whatever your plans are.
Thanks for reading - and thanks again for the lovely comments.
All the best Jan
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