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Reality has hit. Summer is officially over. Our tide has turned from beachy summer fun to school days and Halloween costume prepping. Living in the Carolinas means that every fall I struggle to match the weather outside to the idea that I should be decorating with pumpkins and colored leaves. Now that our Sundays involve a few hours in front of the tv watching football games and I'm the resident football party food maker, I thought it would be fun to create a summer-to-fall mocktail that lets me appreciate the hot weather but still respect the turn of the calendar to a new season.
Tim and I both LOVE minty mojitos. The summertime version is just straight up lime and mint but to bring the drink into the season, I thought it would be fun to play with the color and turn it bright orange! These super simple blood orange minty mojito mocktails are a fun and guilt-free way to enjoy a little fruity beverage while watching the game on Sundays.
One of the problems I have with doctored up mojitos is that they tend to be far too sweet. To combat the sourness from the blood orange flavor, I mixed in a little SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend that I had hanging out in my pantry.
The rest of the ingredients for the mix are so easy to prepare! I simply squeezed fresh lime juice from 8 small limes to stir into a mixture of water, melted blood orange sorbet and fizzy club soda. The SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend and a bunch of fresh mint brighten up the mix and keep things just the right amount of sweet.
This is a perfect beverage to keep in your party rotation as we head into the fall holiday season. You could serve it as is or even add a little rum for a unique cocktail.
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Blood Orange Mojito Mocktails Recipe:
- 3 cups of water
- 1 pint of blood orange sorbet, thawed
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (7-8 limes)
- ¾ cup of SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend
- 8 cups club soda, chilled
- 2 cups fresh mint leaves, chopped (Reserve some for garnish)
Heat 2 cups of water and the ¾ cup of SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend in a large saucepan until the sweetener is dissolved. Add the mint leaves to steep. Set aside to cool.
Combine thawed blood orange sorbet and remaining 1 cup of water with the lime juice in a large pitcher. Add the sweetener and mint leaves mixture by pouring it through a strainer to remove the leaves. Add the club soda just before serving and stir gently.