22 March 2021

Red Grapes Virgin Mojito

                 

an exquisitely refreshing mocktail made with fresh red globe grapes, mint and lemon





Grape is one of the most popular fruit mostly during the winters and till summer starts. While the regular green grapes are tasty and healthy, what is catching people's attention these days are the red grapes. They are bigger in size, juicier, and tastier. Red grapes are not just meant for making the world’s finest wine. There are more than 200 varieties of red grapes all over the world. Red varieties include red globe, cardinal, emperor, and flame seedless. There are numerous health benefits of red grapes for skincare and hair care benefits. Red grapes contain Vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, folate, magnesium, and selenium. Flavonoids are the most powerful antioxidants found in grapes that contribute to ocular health.

Red grapes are used to make red wine, jams, jellies, grape juice, or consumed just raw. Today I have come up with a cold beverage using these as Red Grapes Virgin Mojito.




What is Virgin Mojito?


Well, the mojito is one of the world's most popular cocktails. It is a simple mixed drink of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and club soda. In addition to these, a muddler and stirring spoon are the only tools required to make this drink. This classic cocktail, a mojito is a favorite summer-time beverage worldwide which is originated in Cuba. The mint and lime give it a cool, refreshing flavor, whereas the soda lightens it up with a fizzy crispness. 

If the above drink is prepared without alcohol, then it becomes a mocktail named Virgin Mojito or even Nojito.

There are many ways that one can switch up the flavor of the basic recipe, which results in a fun drink to share.

Red Grapes Virgin Mojito -


Here the virgin mojito is an exquisitely refreshing drink made with fresh red grapes, mint, and lemon. So this is a nonalcoholic fantastic drink recipe for kids, abstainer or nondrinker.

Well, in this mojito drink I have used fresh red globe grapes. First, in a blender jar, a puree is prepared from red grapes, sugar. Next in a pitcher/jar, few mint leaves along with lime juice are taken, and using a muddler or just a spoon, the leaves are muddled gently to release the aroma of mint. After that few ice cubes are added followed by pouring of the previously prepared grape puree. Everything is mixed well.

Next, it is time for serving. So fill 1/3rd of any serving glass with the above mixture. Then add few more mint leaves, ice cubes, and finally pour soda water / sparkling water slowly into the glass till it almost reaches the brim. Now give a gentle stir and the drink is ready to serve chilled immediately to enjoy!






Dietary note :


    ✔ Easy to make
    ✔ Non-alcoholic drink
    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Gluten-free
    ✔ Vegan


    So with just a few common ingredients, this beautiful drink is ready. It is a very simple and easy recipe that gives extraordinary results within few times. Summer is here, so this type of drink is most welcome in our households. Even for any party, celebration this nonalcoholic drink is the perfect idea to include. 

    I have used soda water in this mojito which adds some sparkling effect to the mojito. Instead of that, regular chilled water works well too.


    Do check some more virgin mojito recipes from this blog :


      The event-related to this post :







      Monday is here again and thFoodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 290th theme as 'Rang Birange Drink' and is suggested by me this time. As Holi, the color festival is approaching hence the theme is like this. So here I have come up with this Red Grapes Virgin Mojito for the theme contribution.





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      : Recipe Card :

      Virgin mojito, red globe grapes, mint leaves, Lime juice, summer drinks
      Beverage, Vegetarian, gluten free, mojito, vegan, Non alcoholic, mocktail
      International
      Author: Sasmita
      Red Grapes Virgin Mojito

      Red Grapes Virgin Mojito

      an exquisitely refreshing mocktail made with fresh red bulb grapes, mint and lemon
      Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

      Ingredients

      • Red grape 1 cup
      • Lime juice 1/4 cup
      • Sugar 1/4 cup
      • Mint leaf 8-10 no.
      • Ice cube as needed
      • Soda water 1 cup

      Instructions

      1. In a blender jar take red grapes, sugar and blend to make a fine puree. Keep aside.
      2. Next in a jar, put few mint leaves along with lime juice.
      3. Using a muddler or just a spoon, muddle gently the leaves to release the aroma of mint.
      4. Add few ice cubes and pour the grape puree.
      5. Mix everything well.
      6. Now fill 1/3rd of the serving glass with the above mixture.
      7. Add few more mint leaves, ice cubes, and then slowly pour soda water / sparkling water into the glass till it almost reaches the brim.
      8. Give a gentle stir and serve immediately chilled to enjoy!

      Notes:

      Add more or less sugar depending upon the sweet desire.

      Instead of soda water, regular chilled water can be used.

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      8 comments:

      1. Wow wow wow ...so refreshing!!! I just love how the addition of fresh lemon juice adds up so much flavor and zing to any lemonade or mojito . I am totally glued to your clicks of virgin grape mojito

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      2. This red grapes virgin mojito is such a refreshing Summer delight ! Your gorgeous presentation making it all the more desirable .

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      3. Wow this red grapes virgin mojito is very refreshing. I absolutely love the idea and since we have quite a few red grapes right now will definitely make it. Thanks Sasmita

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      4. Just amazing, how the colour looks, Chilled refreshing full of flavors with lovely presentation

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      5. Wow Sasmita, simply love the click. What a refreshing and cooling red grapes virgin mojito. So so tempting. Got to make this ASAP as its very hot here too.

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      6. Red grapes virgin mojito looks so inviting Sasmita. I wish I could grab a glass from the picture. Loved your presentation and click. I will definitely try it with whatever grapes I have.

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      7. Red Grapes Virgin Mojito Looks so refreshing and delicious. So perfect to beat the heat .Beautifully presented.

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      8. I love the idea of using red grapes to make mojito. It has added such a lovely colour to the drink and, I'm sure, a whole lot of flavour. Would love to try out this refreshing mojito some time.

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