Iced Green Tea Mojitos


These iced tea mojitos combine brewed tea and mojito cocktails into one refreshing, thirst quenching summer beverage. As an added bonus, you’re consuming all the health benefits found in green tea, mint and lime juice.

Sometimes I have these moments where I think in my head “you know you’re a food blogger when….” As I was preparing these fun cocktails, I had such a moment because it was still pretty early in the day. Yes, you know you’re a food blogger when you’re making cocktails at ten in the morning and no one around you is concerned.

Confession. I’ve never been a huge fan of classic mojitos. I’m not much of a mint person and I find mojitos to be too minty for me. But a few years ago, I tried a green tea mojito and I loved it. The green tea really quenched my thirst and it cut into the mint flavor. If you don’t like the taste of green tea, you can always replace with a different kind of tea. I chose green tea because of all the antioxidants and the pale color matches well with the other main ingredients.

These are so easy to make and are perfect for a hot summer day. You can make them for a party or for just a relaxing drink for yourself.

If you like this drink, check out my iced tea sangrias and iced teagaritas.

Iced Green Tea Mojitos

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 glass of ice
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of freshly brewed green tea (cooled to room temperature)
  • 1 oz white or light rum
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated white sugar (depending on how sweet you want the drink)
  • handful of raspberries (optional)

 

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Directions:

Fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Add in mint leaves and using a cocktail stirrer, muddle the mint leaves slightly until the flavors are released. Add in lime juice. Add in tea, rum and sugar. Stir until mixed and sugar is dissolved. Add in fresh berries if desired. Serve chilled.

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