Hey friends! We apologize for getting our post ready a little late this week. It was Blind Piglet #2 and #3’s first week back to school. We had hockey and soccer practices and soccer games and well, you know the drill. Watching a soccer game in 100 degree heat can start a craving for a light and refreshing beverage. Thus we decided to share the Italian Mojito with you.
You may remember our Zaya Mojito that we shared with you during the summer of 2017. This is still one of our easy favs. However, when you see how simple and refreshing the Italian Mojito is, it may make it to the top of your quick and easy cocktail list.
We first introduced you to Brancamenta, the main ingredient in the Mojito, last summer when we featured Who Needs Half Price Shakes After 8? Brancamenta is an Italian apertivo-digestivo with a distinctive mint flavor. It is delicious in many beverages and recipes and is the star of the Italian Mojito.
To make the Italian Mojito you need a few basic ingredients: Brancamenta, Sprite, (We used Sprite Zero to cut down on calories.) a lime and mint leaves. Place the mint leaves and juice of half of lime in a shaker and muddle. Next add ice and Brancamenta. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour into a glass and top off with Sprite. Garnish with a mint sprig or slice of lime.
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- 1 ounce Brancamenta
- 3 ounces Sprite
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 4 mint leaves
- Place mint leaves and lime juice in a shaker. Muddle well.
- Add ice to shaker.
- Pour Brancamenta over ice.
- Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Pour into glass and top off with Sprite.
- Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.
The Italian Mojito is less sweet than a traditional mojito, while still maintaining that refreshing minty flavor. If you like a little fizz in your drinks, then you will like the energizing bubbles that the Sprite adds to this cocktail. Give it a try and let us know what you think. You may find out that it was mint to be!
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