Mojito Mocktail

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Omw this is hands down my favorite drink!
Dad made this the other night and I had 2 servings thank you very much.
What made it even more amazing was the last ingredient,
which makes this taste exactly like the Nando's signiture/designer Vanilla Caipirnha
and if you know me you know how I just love it!
With Ramadan in full swing, it's a tradition to have something special to eat or drink after Tarawee.
Alhamdulillah :)
Also, with winter in full swing you wouldn't think this would be an option,
but it was so refreshing!


1/2 cup castor sugar
LARGE handful of fresh mint
750 ml sprite
1/4 cup lime cordial (we used the brand roses but any will do)
1/2 lemon thinly sliced
Crushed ice


  1. Place the castor sugar and mint in a large bowl.
  2. Using the back of a large spoon or a 'mortar and pestle' (lol every Indian home has one or if you're into spicy food you need this in our life) and grind the mint into the sugar for a minute or so.
  3. Transfer into a large glass jug, adding the lime cordial, lemon slices and top with sprite.
  4. You can adjust the sweetness if you prefer or add more lemon slices according to your preference. 
  5. Add crushed ice and serve immediately! or before serving add this next special ingredient!

Which is VANILLA ESSENCE!! A drop or two per serving, this will take this drink to a whole knew level trust me.


  • If you don't want to use crushed ice or you completely forgot like we did that's fine it still comes out tasting awesome!
  • Make sure the mint is crushed properly so the flavour comes through, you will be able to smell it after grinding it for a bit, when added with the rest of the ingredients it fuses together and tastes amazing.
  • Have some extra mint leaves for garnishing the drink when you're about to serve.
  • Last but not least sugar coat the rim of the glass - best way to do this is to rub on the edge of the glass some lemon juice and than dip it into sugar it should coat nicely. 

Have a blessed Ramadan :) If its Summer your side or winter like my side; please give this drink a try. remember my family and I in your duas as well. 

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  1. Tried this last night, LOVED IT! I didn't have any lime cordial so I used a lot of fresh limes and more sprite and it came out so nice, especially with the Vanilla. We having a huge family bbq this weekend, it's summer here in Canada I am going to make this for the family. Jazakallah for sharing!