This refreshing Green Tea Mojito is taken from Paul Abercrombie's Organic, Shaken and Stirred, and it's a great drink for the spring and summer months. It's a play on the classic Mojito recipe that adds chilled green tea and, optionally, shiso leaves to give the cocktail a bit of Asian flair. The original calls for sugar, but we substituted simple syrup in order to makes things a little less crunchy at the bottom of your glass.
|1 oz white rum|
|0.5 oz fresh lime juice|
|4 large mint leaves (or 1 shiso leaf, torn into several large pieces)|
|1 barspoon simple syrup|
|4 oz brewed green tea, chilled|
Preparation: How to make a Green Tea Mojito
- Lightly muddle lime juice, mint or shiso, and simple syrup in a Collins glass.
- Fill glass with ice and add rum and green tea.
- Stir lightly.
- Garnish with a sprig of lime or a shiso leaf and serve.