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Lychee Mojito- A Refreshing Summer Mocktail

By Alka Jena @alka_jena
mojitoMojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. A mojito which does not have alcohol in it is a‘virgin mojito’and is categorized as a mocktail. Mocktails are those drinks which can be consumed by everyone who wants to relish flavorful drinks without adding alcohol to it.Lychee Mojito- A refreshing  summer mocktailThis Lychee Mojitois just that subtle , sweet something you always wantedto linger over ona warm summer eveningSimply add some ice cubes , garnish with a lemon slice and few mint leaves and you are ready to beat the heat with a glass of refreshing virgin Lychee MojitoYou can use fresh lychees and muddle them with the limes but it can be made with  lychee juice also. Lychee Mojito- A refreshing  summer mocktail

lychee being  sweet and juicy treat, gives  a high content of water which keeps us being hydrated.Lychee is a great source of dietary fiber that helps in achieving efficient digestion. Lychee is known for its remarkable levels of Vitamin C content  which is a very essential mineral needed by the body for it to be able to defend multiple disease and illnesses on its own. Lychee is very abundant in strong antioxidants that remove harmful toxins in the body which triggers development of cancer cells.

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Prep Time: 10 minutesCooking Time/ Serving Time: 5 minutesServes:2Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 6 to 7 Mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp Sugar syrup
  • 1 cup lychee puree + some for garnishing
  • Crushed Ice
  • lemon slices and few mint leaves for garnishing
      
Lychee Mojito- A refreshing  summer mocktail     Let's Learn how to make this Lychee Mojito:
  • Prepare sugar syrup by heating 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar in 1/4 cup water on low to medium flame. Let the sugar dissolve completely. Allow to simmer for a little less than half a minute. Turn off the flame and bring the sugar syrup to room temperature.

  • Peel the Lychees and deseed them. In a blender make a puree of the lychees.
  • Take two serving glass, add 2-3 fresh mint leaves, a tbsp of sugar syrup and a little more than a tbsp of lemon juice. Use a spoon to gently crush or bruise the mint leaves.
  • Pour the lychee puree in it. Add 1 to 2 whole unseeded lychees in it and slowly pour chilled water into the glass till it almost reaches the brim and stir to mix.

  • Garnish with a slice of lemon, a small sprig of mint leaves and add 2 to 3 ice cubes in each glass and serve.
  • In place of chilled water you can also add chilled soda water for all that extra fizz.
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