You can prepare this drink in two ways — as a cocktail drink or as a non-alcoholic iced beverage. If course, the non-alcoholic version won’t be a anything similar to a mojito and you can call it anything you like. Like minted iced tea. It’s really very good. But if you feel a little naughty and you want to take that extra step to turn your iced tea into a mojito-like drink, go ahead and pour in a little (or more than a little) rum.
Iced tea mojito
- Place the tea bag or tea leaves in a cup. Pour in half a cup of hot water.
- Leave to steep for at least five minutes (the longer the tea steeps, the stronger the flavor). Press and discard the tea bag (or strain if using tea leaves). Cool.
- Place the lime or lemon and mint leaves in a glass and muddle (see how to muddle). I started out with just 1/4 of a lemon but the drink tasted wrong and I added the juice from another 1/4 lemon so, in the ingredients list, I just placed “1/2 lemon”.
- Drop about four ice cubes into the glass. Pour in the tea and the simple syrup. Stir. That’s a very, very good iced tea you have there already.
- Stir again after pouring in the rum and the drink is ready.