Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cranberry Mojito Mocktail

Cranberry Mojito Mocktail from www.drJeanLayton.com

It’s Cranberry Mojito’s for all.
Non-alcoholic cranberry mojito cocktails that is.
I'm completely in my cranberry groove right now.  Cranberries are the perfect fall fruit and the mint is still in my garden.
Non-alcoholic and incredibly simple to make by gathering quality ingredients- organic cranberries, organic limes, organic mint-lucky for me I still have a vibrant plant outside.
Combining these with a bit of organic simple syrup to stand in for the rum,
and a big splash of sparkling mineral water.
This is one of my favorites, so light and clear.
The cranberries give just enough tartness and a bit of color too.

Cranberry Mojito Mocktail

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This is a great drink for all the fall fun times. Combining cranberries and mint for a refreshing mocktail. Love the ruby red cranberries in the bottom of my glass.

Cranberry Mojito Mocktail from www.drJeanLayton.com
Prep Time:5.minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 Servings
CategoryDrink
Equipment needed: Muddler, or cup and flat knife back
Ingredients:
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 organic lime
10 mint leaves
10 cranberries whole
Ice cubes to fill glass
Sparkling mineral water
Instructions:
1. Combine sugar and water in a small pot, bring to a boil and cook till the sugar dissolves. Cool.
2. Muddle the cranberries, mint and lime in a cup or cocktail shaker.
2. Pour 2 teaspoons of the sugar syrup over ice in the glass, add muddled ingredients.
3. Fill glass with sparkling mineral water.
Notes
It's important for the flavor of the Mocktail to have a bit of molasses flavor in the sugar syrup since we are taking the rum out. You can use one teaspoon brown sugar and the rest white if you don't have access to organic sugar. Or you can buy Hey Shuga for all your cocktail needs.
Muddle is a funny term for smushing the fruit and herbs, allowing their essential oils to be released. If you have a cocktail shaker and wooden muddler, then feel free to use that.
I used a coffee cup with the back end of a butter knife to do this one.

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