Alcohol-Free Mojito Spritzer

Alcohol-Free Mojito Spritzer ~ Savory Simple

As I mentioned in my hot toddy post, I’m not much of a drinker these days.  Maybe I’ve developed a mild allergy to alcohol over the years, because most of time it gives me a headache that ranges from mild to severe.  It’s a shame, because I’ve always loved good wine and beer.  And, you know, drinking is fun… but in the end I’ve found it’s not worth the pain.  I usually stick with cocktails when I do hit the booze because I’ve had the best luck staying headache-free with hard liquor.  The mojito is my absolute favorite cocktail, so why should I be limited to enjoying them on rare occasions?

I’ve adapted a healthy recipe from Canyon Ranch, which they refer to as an “Almosjito Limeade.” The recipe contains several juices that I prefer not to keep around, so I’ve swapped them all out for the fresh squeezed variety.  I usually have red-seedless grapes on hand and since the original recipe calls for 1/4 cups white grape juice, I juiced grapes into a measuring cup with a garlic press over a fine mesh strainer.  Voila, fresh grape juice!

The results are so delicious.  I can drink this everyday without the least bit of guilt or pain! And if you want to turn it into a regular mojito, simply add a shot of rum.


Alcohol-Free Mojito Spritzer
Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup sparkling water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 6 fresh mint sprigs
  • ice
  1. Juice fresh grapes, orange and lime.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.
Adapted from Canyon Ranch

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