Thirst-Quenching Virgin Mojito


Virgin Mojito

Obviously, the healthiest beverage is a tall glass of water. But for those days when you want the refreshing taste and classy look of something a bit more festive, you can’t go wrong with a mocktail. This alcohol-free version of a raspberry mojito (also known as a Nojito) will satisfy your craving for a delicious drink, without loading on those extra empty calories from the alcohol. Use diet ginger ale or soda water depending on what you prefer, and don’t forget a toothpick for the raspberry garnish!

What You Need

6 mint leaves

4 raspberries

4 oz. diet ginger ale or diet soda water

2 oz. fresh lemon juice

0.5 oz. (or to taste) simple syrup, agave, or other sweetener


What to Do 

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the raspberries and mint leaves.
  2. Add ice, ginger ale or soda water, lemon juice, and simple syrup. If you don’t have simple syrup, it’s easy to make; just boil 1 part water and 1 part sugar. Try using stevia for a healthier option. Only add a bit of sweetener at first – you can always add more to taste!
  3. Shake and strain into a tall ice-filled glass. Garnish with raspberries and a mint leaf.