Good morrow fellow pilgrims; today is the day we are invited to remember Jesus’ fast for forty days and forty nights in the desert and celebrate it as lent. He was subject to all kinds of temptation in the desert and yet he remained steadfast and did not buckle! What a trooper. This is a perfect time for us to test our own self discipline and give up something important for forty days and forty nights in aid of lent.
I plant to give up chocolate- perfect for me because after lent is Easter! So on completion I can gorge myself on shedloads of chocolate until I am sick. Eggcellent. However, I’m willing to wager that a high percentage of you, after failing your New Year’s Resolution, are going to give up alcohol for the duration of lent.
I feel your pain guys.
Today though I am going to show you how giving up your favorite tipple doesn’t have to bear the burden of sacrifice to stringently, and you can still enjoy a nice drink without the cost of alcoholic content.
Today’s cocktail is the mocktail known as: a Nojito
You guessed it, a non-alcoholic Mojito
You will need:
50ml apple juice
20ml soda water
2 tsp brown sugar
Small handful of fresh mint leaves
5 lime wedges
The way to make this cocktail is exactly the same as an alcoholic Mojito (which can be found by following this link), but substituting the white rum with Apple Juice instead.
Muddle (mash up) four lime wedges with the sugar in the bottom of your glass until the sugar is saturated with the juice from the lime.
Add the apple juice
Clap the mint and drop in the glass (this releases the minty aroma)
Fill the glass half full/ three quarters full of crushed ice and stir up with a spoon- try to pull the mixture from the bottom upwards to circulate the flavors and dilute the ice at the same time.
Fill the glass with crushed ice to the top and pour the soda water on top.
Garnish with a lime wedge, sprig of mint and two straws.
Voila; A tasty and deceiving non-alcoholic ‘Mojito’ to help you through your tribulations, visually it doesn’t even appear to look any different to a regular Mojito; noone will ever suspect!
Written By Caroline Antonia Southwell