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Mocktails: 6 alcohol-free drinks worth raising a glass to

Dec. 19, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
Kiwi Mint Nojito

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Kiwi Mint Nojito

You won’t miss the taste of alcohol in this sweet and tart rendition of a mojito, which is just one ingredient shy of a cocktail.

Prep time: 10 minutes  

Total time: 10 minutes 

Yield: 2 drinks

 
Kiwi Mint Nojito

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe kiwi fruit, quartered
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 12 sprigs mint, torn
  • 4 tbs. simple syrup
  • 1 tray ice, divided equally
  • 1 oz. club soda, or to taste
  • 1 oz. ginger ale, or to taste
  • Lime wedge to garnish (optional)
  • mint sprig to garnish (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine kiwi, half the lime, mint sprigs and simple syrup in glass jar that has a tight-fitting lid. Muddle with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add ice, seal jar and shake. Strain contents through sieve into 2 ice-filled tumblers.
  3. Top with club soda and ginger ale to taste. Garnish.