I love a good mojito. They're sweet (but not too sweet), citrusy, herbaceous, refreshing, and best of all, easy to make!
Since trying some new recipes with our liquid energy matcha blend, I decided to make the sugar syrup with matcha... I gotta tell you, it’s SO GOOD.
This energising cocktail is definitely on the menu this weekend. I cannot wait to enjoy it in this glorious heatwave and hope you do too.
- 2 tsp liquid energy
- Approximately 4 tbsp warm water (not boiling - as it will reduce the health benefits of the matcha)
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
Any matcha syrup that is leftover, can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and added to: lattes, oats or used to make more mojitos!
- 25-50ml white or gold rum (white is traditionally used, but gold is fine too)
- 150ml soda water
- 1-2 tbsp matcha syrup (depending on how sweet you’d like it!)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 5-10 mint leaves (depending on the size of the leaves and how minty you like your mojito - I ramp up the mint)
- 3 thick slices of lime (the peel will impart some bitterness when muddled; this is important!)
- Lots of ice cubes or crushed ice
- First you will need to prepare the matcha to reduce the graininess of the powder (happens with all types!)
If using a whisk, spoon the liquid energy into a bowl. Now add the warm water and continuously whisk until a smooth paste is formed.
If you haven't got a whisk to hand then not to worry! Simply sift the matcha into the bowl and then add water and mix with a spoon until a smooth paste is formed.
2. Now add in the maple syrup or honey until it dissolves. Set aside.
- Now on to the mojito part! Using a muddler or a rolling pin, muddle mint leaves and lime slices in your serving glass.
- Add ice to your glass, pour in matcha syrup, and an equally good glug of rum before topping with soda water.
- Use a tall spoon or straw to mix ingredients together.
- Then decorate with mint leaves and lime.
Enjoy and tag us in any of the recipes you create - would love to see! @mawish.food