The search for spring is a theme at our house these days. Our sweaters are being thrown to the wayside, snow shovels hung up, mittens washed (probably not) for the last time. We are mentally prepared for the fact that they will all more than likely make an appearance at least once more. But we are doing our best to will spring in.
So as we are digging out our favorite warm-weather recipes, the Friday Cocktail Hour needed something spring-like, too. The Green Tea Mojito is a lovely variation on the classic… light and refreshing. I had some pomegranate green tea on hand, which added an additional lightness and sweet rose color. And the smell of those muddled mint leaves? That alone may tempt spring to stay. We can only hope.
(This recipe was originally tried from the kitchn version)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 4 large mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled (I used this pomegranate green tea)
- 1 oz white rum (clear… some well-rated choices here)
Muddle the lime juice, mint leaves and sugar together until the leaves are slightly bruised. Add ice until glass is 3/4 full, then add the rum and green tea. Stir.