Bonavita Green Tea Mojito

Add some antioxidants to your mojito with this green tea mojito recipe.
Staff Writer

Bonavita

How to take your summer cocktail from indulgent to totally healthy? Add a dose of one of nature’s healthiest elixirs: green tea. The original recipe from Bonavita tea and coffee company asks for two teaspoons of sugar, but you can cut it down to one teaspoon for a skinnier experience. 

1
Servings
1091
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Marcus Boni of Bonavita

Ingredients

For the iced tea

  • 3  Tablespoons  loose green tea
  • 3/4  Cups  boiling water
  • 1  Cup  ice

For the cocktail

  • fresh lime
  • 2  Teaspoons  caster sugar
  • 2  Ounces  silver rum
  • 4  Ounces  chilled green tea
  • fresh mint
  • crushed ice
  • sparkling water

Directions

For the iced tea

Put 3 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) loose green tea in a heat-resistant carafe or teapot. Heat water to 185 degrees F and pour 3/4 cup (10 ounces) over the loose tea. Steep 4 minutes. Strain tea over 3/4 cup (10 ounces) ice in another carafe or other tempered glass container. Set the carafe aside until ice is melted. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

For the cocktail

Squeeze four lime wedges and drop into highball glass, add sugar and muddle. Bruise 12 mint leaves by rolling them between your palms, rub them on the rim of the glass and drop them in. Fill half the glass with crushed ice, add rum, chilled green tea and stir. Top up with crushed ice and a generous splash of sparkling water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
54g
60%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
170g
100%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
821µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
537mg
54%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
236µg
59%
Iron, Fe
17mg
94%
Magnesium, Mg
76mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Phosphorus, P
356mg
51%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
968mg
65%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
302g
11%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Green Tea Shopping Tip

Look for high-quality green teas in Asian markets or specialty tea stores. Loose-leaf blends tend to be higher quality than grocery store brands.

Green Tea Cooking Tip

Most green teas require a lower temperature water than black teas, which typically require boiling water. Invest in a thermometer to ensure that the water you use on delicate green tea is the right temperature.