I am… positively…
In this heat…
Like an ice cube…
Like a candle…
You get the point.
The heat is just unbearable!
I have to be extra mindful. You, too, ok? A couple of years ago, I was packed and sent to ER due to being outside, in this kind of heat, for too long.
I was told to take it easy in this type of situation. And drink a lot.
So I’ve been lounging around…
And I’ve been drinking… THIS
I am very obedient…
I follow directions…
The hubs didn’t think this is the kind of drinks the doctor had in mind. And to that I said… You want me to stay hydrated or not? At which point he zipped. He’s a smart man.
Besides, who can possibly disagree with matcha mojito? It has matcha. It has mint. It’s practically a health tonic. Right?! Right?!
If you’re not into rum or anything alcoholic or serving this to underage people, however, you can definitely make this without. It’ll still be refreshing.
Except then you’ll have to call it mock-jito.
Or maybe since this is a matcha mojito, you can call it mat-jito.
Oh boy, I think the heat is getting to me!
Making Matcha Mojito
So…mojitos are very easy to make. Definitely don’t need to take a bartending class to make them. You basically just muddle mint leaves with a little bit of sugar and a nice thick slice of lime, then pour in some rum and club soda or seltzer, and finally, top with ice. That’s it, that’s mojito!
On any given day, it’s one of the best cocktails you can ever make. So aromatic and so thirst-quenching!
If you don’t like to swallow bits of mint, however (I don’t mind), you can employ your shaker and strainer.
And if you want to add matcha to make it into a matcha mojito, the easiest way is to start with a matcha syrup. It will make it easier to blend the matcha powder into the cold drink.
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 5 to 10 mint leaves (depending on the size of the leaves and how minty you like your mojito - I like a lot of mint)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 thick slice of lime (the peel will impart some bitterness when muddled; this is important!)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons matcha syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 to 2 oz. white or gold rum (white is traditionally used, but gold is fine, too)
- 4 oz. club soda or seltzer
- 1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
- Heat sugar and water in a small pan until sugar dissolves. Or you can just microwave it in a small cup.
- Add matcha powder and stir until matcha is completely incorporated. Set aside to cool before using. This is enough for up to 4 servings.
- In your shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the sugar and slice of lime.
- Add matcha syrup, lime juice, rum, and ice. Shake vigorously until it's very cold.
- Strain into a glass, add the club soda or seltzer. Top with more ice.
Mojitos are one of the few cocktails that I prefer to drink straight out of the glass without a straw. It tastes better somehow. Or maybe I’m just too impatient to sip through a straw.
But for the blog, you want to make it look pretty… That’s when you filch your daughter’s collection of cute straws…
So now that you know how easy it is to make mojitos, even the matcha kind, why don’t you go ahead and make a whole pitcher? If you do, let me know, please… I would like to see it.
If you like this recipe, please give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating in the comments section below. Thanks!
I love mojitos during the summer! I have some mint growing in my herb garden so this was a great reminder to mix up a pitcher!
There you go, Leslie. Mint is best appreciated in a mojito ? I’m glad I gave you a reminder. Have you joined Fiesta Friday Link Party, btw? If not, let me be the first to invite you to join!
Of Goats and Greens says
Oooo yay! I think I’m going to have to get the matcha and the mint… the rest of the ingredients (including the rum) seem to be available around here… got to be prepared for the next round of heat!
I think definitely it’s one of the most refreshing cocktails, Diann. You’ll love it! You haven’t grown mint in your garden? It’s very easy to root in water, btw, about 10 days.
Sneha Gopalakrishnan says
So refreshing! And the recipe instructions are quite easy to follow too..:) Thank you!
Thanks, Sneha! I hope you’ll give it a try ?
Monika Dabrowski says
This is a super amazing mojito recipe, Angie! The addition of the matcha is genius! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare!
Thanks, Monika! It’s very refreshing, especially on a hot day ?
Looking at your stunning photos I feel already so much cooler in this heat 🙂 🙂 – but unfortunately some of the essential ingredients are not available here at all – so sad!!!!
Thanks! Oh that’s so sad indeed! Maybe you can sub the matcha with strongly brewed green tea or omit altogether, and substitute rum with another alcohol like vodka.
Your photos are beautiful–they really capture the refreshing aspect of this drink! They make me want to have a sip right now! But it’s only 9 in the morning, so I better wait. I will definitely keep this drink in mind! 🙂
Thanks, Jenny! The little ones would love this too, without the rum of course. You can make it sweeter for them and with no-sodium seltzer.
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
This sounds super refreshing and so unique!
Thanks, Colleen! It sure is super refreshing and so good for you ?
Lesley Garden says
Having just returned from a lengthy camping trip and spending the day doing laundry in the heat – this looks close to perfection. A great recipe that I’m going to have to try.
Thanks, Leslie! It really is one of the best summer cocktails. It’ll cool you down for sure. Let me know how you like it!
Life Diet Health says
Definitely worth waiting for! ? What a lovely looking mojito… I’ll be whipping up mockjito’s very soon! We’ve still got this heatwave over here and this looks like a perfect thirst quenching drink… Maybe for our picnic on Friday ??☺
Thanks, Laurena! It’s been raining on and off here but very humid, so it’s just as bad as a heatwave. Can’t wait for this to be over! I hate being sticky ? Always the complainer ?
I think there are a few of these in my future! Sounds so perfect and refreshing!
I hope so, Alex ? It’ll cool you right off! Thanks!