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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kid-friendly Mojito

Last week, the Farmers Market had lots of fresh mint leaves sold for a just a dollar a bunch.  I thought they'd be perfect with grilled salmon and mojito. Since my son is still too young to drink alcoholic beverages, I decided to make the mojito kid-friendly.  He was out playing basketball all afternoon when I called him in for dinner.  As he was digging into the salmon, I brought out the kid-friendly mojito made with 7-Up mixed with lots of mint, lemon and lime crushed in my trusted Japanese suribachi to extract the flavors (if you don't have one, you can use a regular mortar and pestle), a drop of Stevia as sweetener and lots of ice.  He thought it was amazing....he even begged me for the recipe!

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Lemonade sweetened with honey is my all time fav drink in summer. What's yours?

25 comments:

Sharlene T. said...

I've been growing Stevia for the past three years and it has become my all-time favorite herb for offsetting sharpness in tomato dishes etc... for drinks, I just crush the leaves a bit and let them infuse the drink... like the idea of the drops, though... what a clever drink... come visit when you can

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lequan@luvtoeat said...

This is kid friendly and mom friendly too. I'm a lightweight drinker and love mojitos so I must try this. Bet my kiddies would like this too. Thank you for sharing.

Katerina said...

What a great idea for kids. I will try to make it for my child. I am sure he will love it.

Carolyn Jung said...

That's so cute to have a kid-version while you enjoy your high-octane, adult one. ;)

Sustainable Eats said...

I've long wanted one of those Japanese pestles and have lots of mint in the backyard. We also have a yuzu tree not yet producing. I can't wait to be able to make drinks like this from the yard soon! Thanks for linking in to Simple Lives Thursday!

Erin said...

I've made one that was similar with lime sparkling water and a squeeze of lime. A small amount of honey or stevia for sweetener, and I'm set!

Mimi said...

I love kid friendly cocktails. I'm beginning to find many of our adult friends prefer the alcohol free versions.
Mimi

SteamyKitchen said...

LOL just wait until my kid tells his teacher that I made him a mojito! ;-)

Juliana said...

I love mojito and this kid-friendly sounds delicious...SO refreshing!

Abby said...

Such a cute idea! I love that he asked for the recipe; a chef in the making! Thanks for stopping by.

girlichef said...

Well, that's nice of you to make it kid friendly...nicer than I would've been ;) Sounds great...so refreshing!

Brenda said...

I have more mint in my backyard than I know what to do with and do you know a mojito never even crossed my mind!? What's wrong with me, lol! Thanks for a great idea!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh that is such a fab idea I have mint to use

Koko said...

This is the cutest idea!! When I was young my parents would give me a'gin & tonic' sometimes...really just tonic water with a lime, but I loved it!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Your mojito sounds lovely and refreshing- I love mint! I've never used stevia, but I've heard it's wonderful. Lately I've been using agave nectar to sweeten things. Lemonade based drinks have to be my favorites as well- watermelon, strawberry, cherry are all yummy additions to it. Thanks!

tigerfish said...

All the little ones will be happy!

Anna said...

That's a great idea, and the adults can have the real one. Yummm!

Lori Lynn said...

Good idea, sounds refreshing. I'll try it out on my nephews.
LL

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Oh and the mojito sounds great!

elra said...

yahooooo, I like this kid friendly version. Thank you :)

Brad said...

How creative! Sounds much better than a Shirley temple?

5 Star Foodie said...

A kid-friendly mojito sounds terrific, just a perfect family drink in this heat (especially for us since we came back from the cool Ireland!)

MaryMoh said...

This drink looks very refreshing. In summer we love lots of lime drink too with honey and a pinch of salt.

Trissa said...

Just perfect for me! I don't drink so a mojito without alcohol sounds so refreshing. This reminds me too - my husband loves Mojitos - now if we are out at a bar I can try and order a non-alcoholic one. If they tell me they don't know how to make it I'll just point them to your blog. Haha!

Kelly said...

Love that you thought to make a kid friendly mojito. Sounds delicious!