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New Year's Mocktail: Ginger Beer Mojito

Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:00 AM

Although the pandemic has crushed many of our traditional New Year festivities, you can still celebrate safely at home with the people you live with or virtually with friends and family.

If you’re looking for a celebratory, non-alcoholic drink that you can share with children, we’ve got you covered with this Ginger Beer Mojito Mocktail. Ginger beer is a great mixer because it is naturally sweet and bursting full of flavor.

This week, federal health officials released new dietary guidelines that say evidence links alcohol to certain cancers and some forms of cardiovascular disease. While drinking alcohol does not mean you will develop cancer or heart issues, it just means that there is an elevated risk for developing it.

If your New Year’s resolution is to become more aware of your health, Colleen Takagishi, Oncology Nutritionist at NorthShore, knows that mocktails are a great way to mindfully partake in the fun.

Recipe makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Fresh lime wedges or slices for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Directions:

  • Muddle the mint together with the lime juice in a glass.
  • Add a few large ice cubes and pour in the ginger beer.
  • Finish the drink with additional garnishes, if desired.

Tip: Strain the muddled mint leaves and remove them. Replace with a few extra mint leaves along with garnished lime wedges for extra flavor.

Recipe originally appeared on Gimme Some Oven.