By Nathalie Beaudoin Hta, N.D. | Photo and Design: Mariève Tremblay
PREPARATION: 10 minutes YIELD: 6 servings
500 mL (2 cups) water
60 g (1/4 cup) sugar
2 tea bags (6g) of FloralTea Lime tea
500 mL (2 cups) lime-flavoured sparkling water, cold
180 mL (3/4 cup) tequila (optional)
Lime wedge, to taste
Fresh mint leaves, to taste
Spearmint syrup or crème de menthe (with or without alcohol) for color, to taste
Ice cubes, to taste
In a small pot, boil the 2 cups of water with the sugar until it is completely dissolved.
Remove the pot from the heat and let the 2 bags infuse, covered, for 10 minutes.
After the infusion time, remove the tea bags (or loose plants) and let the mixture cool in the refrigerator. Save the tea bags for 2 to 3 more infusions.
In a pitcher, combine the sweetened infusion, sparkling water and tequila.
Add ice, mint and lime wedges. Pour the mojito into glasses.
Add a few drops of syrup or creme de menthe to each glass, for color if desired. Serve immediately!
TIP - adding lime will turn our lime infusion brown. Since lime is an essential ingredient in a successful mojito, simply add a few drops of spearmint syrup or creme de menthe to compensate until you have a mojito of perfect flavor and color.
"Brimming with fresh lime and mint leaves, the mojito is the perfect beverage to cool off with during the summer season. With its delicious taste of lime, mint and lemon verbena, this new version of the popular drink will quickly become your favorite. Versatile, our mojito is delicious with or without alcohol as a cocktail, aperitif and digesto.
Linden is a medicinal plant that the whole family will enjoy because it is pleasant, soft and sweet. Its flowers have calming, relaxing and sedative properties. Peppermint helps to relieve digestive disorders such as nausea, bloating, flatulence and to regulate the internal temperature of the body. As for lemon verbena, it has a tonic digestive effect and slightly calming.
This summer, quench your thirst with a delicious mojito while enjoying the digestive and relaxing benefits of our linden flower tea.
in order to help you regain your well-being and vitality, Nathalie offers treatments as a herbalist-phytotherapist in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, combining traditional herbalism and energy treatments. She is a member of the Guilde des herboristes du Québec and is a certified naturopath by the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. She is a food consultant and culinary florist. She is the author of the book Des fleurs dans votre assiette, published by Editions MultiMondes and distributed in Canada and Europe. Honored at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in July 2019 in Macau, China, her book won 3rd place worldwide in the A13 Blogger/Social Media printed book category. Her book was also nominated for the Taste Canada - Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada 2019, where she stood out as a finalist alongside Ricardo and Josée di Stasio.