Today I’m going to share a recipe using some more of the peppermint we harvested last week. Now I’ve never been one to shy away from an adult beverage, but in this case, I actually enjoy the mocktail more than the alcoholic version with the added rum! It’s so light and refreshing.
To make the honey-ginger syrup, you’ll need to make a strong ginger tea (decoction). In a small saucepan, add a 1” piece of ginger, roughly chopped, and 1 cup of water. Bring water to a boil, and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Cut the heat and allow the decoction to cool for about 1 hour. Strain out the ginger and if needed, top up with a bit of water to have 1 cup of liquid. Combine ginger tea with 1 cup of honey, (or use your mint infused honey!) stirring to blend. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
For convenience, I sometimes use The Ginger People ginger juice instead of the root, but you really can’t beat the flavor of a piece of fresh ginger. If using the juice, leave the ginger root out of the simple syrup recipe, and just add 1/2 tsp ginger juice per mojito.
Excuse me a moment… *runs off to whip up a mojito* ?
- 15 mint leaves
- 1 T lime juice
- 1 T honey-ginger simple syrup
- 6 oz sparkling mineral water
- In a glass, muddle/crush the mint in lime juice, ginger and simple syrup.
- Add ice, and top with the club soda. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
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