It is hella hot in Montreal lately, and I👏🏼AM👏🏼HERE👏🏼 FOR👏🏼 IT!👏🏼 One of my absolute favourite things to have during these hot summer days is a lovely cocktail on the deck or by the pool to sip on, and pretend I'm somewhere exotic like Turks & Caicos, because let's be real, even with restrictions loosening it may still be a while before travelling.
Mojitos are the most epic summer bevvie. And I am all for enjoying things even in their mocktail version. So I knew I had to whip up a batch of these and share this recipe because it is THAT good!
It's got all the classic mojitos elements - like mint, lime, simple syrup, and soda water - but I've added a very special ingredient to make it more hydrating. Especially if you're going to be enjoying this with rum, having this special ingredient is going to balance out the booze with important electrolytes that we lose when it's hot and we're consuming alcohol.
Enter one of my FAVE products: AMPED Hydrate in Lemon Lime (Isagenix). It's a sugar-free, naturally sweetened electrolyte mix that is soooo perfect for summer, and they have a bunch of delicious flavours. I'm literally obsessed with this and it's in my water every day to jazz it up and make sure that I stay on top of my hydration daily.
You're going to need a special tool for this recipe too, a muddler, but if you don't happen to have one you can also use a wooden spoon to muddle the mint.
And while the recipe takes a little bit of time, I promise you it is SO worth it when you're sipping away and chilling at the end of a busy day or week.
Let me know what you think, and if you have any other drink recommendations for me to whip up for ya and put my healthier spin on it, let me know in the comments below!
Hydrating Mojito Recipe
Prep Time: 20min | Total Time: 20min | Makes: 6 servings
*Once all ingredients are prepped, the drink will only take 5min to make!
1 cup white sugar
1 cup filtered water
6 limes, juiced
2 limes, cut into wedges
30g fresh mint, plus more for garnish
2x 750ml San Pellagrino or soda water
white rum (omit of you want a virgin option)
equipment: muddler or wooden spoon, lime juicer
Create the simple syrup: place sugar in a small cooking pot with water over high heat. Stir occasionally until sugar completely dissolves, then remove from the stove and let it cool.*
While simple syrup is being made, juice the limes and place into a mason jar. This is your stock of fresh lime juice.
Next, make the electrolyte mix. I used 1 scoop AMPED Hydrate with 9000ml water and stirred to combine. This is your stock of electrolyte mix.
Once your simple syrup has cooled, place a bit of mint and a slice or two of limes in the bottom of a glass or mason jar, add 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons rum (omit of virgin) and 1 tablespoon simple syrup, and muddle the mint and limes for a minute.
Add the Lemon Lime electrolyte mix to 1/4-1/3 of the height of your glass (depending on your volume with/without rum). Add ice cubes, and top with San Pellagrino or soda water to fill.
Garnish with more lime slices and fresh mint. Cheers!
You can make the simple syrup ahead of time so that it's cool once you're ready to mix up your mojitos.