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Iced tea mojito

Iced tea mojito | casaveneracion.com

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
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 1
Author: Connie Veneracion
Ingredients
  • 1 bag tea or a pinch of loose leaf tea (I used jasmine green tea; substitute your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/2 lime or lemon, cut in two
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 splash rum
Instructions
  1. Place the tea bag or tea leaves in a cup. Pour in half a cup of hot water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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”.
  4. Iced tea mojito
  5. 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.
  6. Stir again after pouring in the rum and the drink is ready.
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