Non-Alcoholic Mojito Agar Agar
It has been glorious today! I woke up with lots of sunshine, most importantly dry. Instantly, I felt it would be a shame to stay at home all day! For the last few weekends, I spent most of my time in the kitchen, prepared the recipes for Royal Selangor – Get Your Jelly On– 30-day Challenge.
From time to time, I fancy some cold drinks with lots of ice. Growing up in a hot and humid country like Malaysia has got me addicted to icy drinks. Now that I am living in the UK, it may sound crazy if I tell you that I like to treat myself with some drinks with lots of ice cubes during winter! It’s mad but it gives me a real satisfaction, especially the first gulp!
When the weather is sunny and dry, it makes me feel like summer again. So, I thought a refreshing drink like Mojito would be great! Cuba is the birthplace of the Mojito. It contains white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island. Mojito is such a refreshing drink – with a bit of sweetness and taste of citrus and mint flavours – a true summer drink!
Today, I made a non-alcoholic mojito agar agar, using Royal Selangor Pewter Jelly Mould. It is really simple, the ingredients include lime, mint leaves, sugar and mojito syrup. And of course agar agar to set it. It does give a nice taste of mojito even without alcohol. A very refreshing dessert!
For the Non-Alcoholic Mojito Agar Agar:
2 tbsp mojito syrup
1 tbsp sugar
2g agar agar powder
a small handful of mint leaves, reserved a few leaves for garnishing
1 lime juice, reserved 2 slices for decorating
1. Put the water, mojito syrup and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil and until the sugar has dissolved. Add the agar agar powder, stir until dissolves. Then, remove from the heat.
2. Add the lime juice and mint leaves in the syrup and let infused for about 5 minutes. Remove the mint leaves. Pour the mixture into the jelly mould and set aside to let cool. When it becomes slightly tacky, put slices of lime slices and mint leaves using a pair of chopstick. Put in the fridge and let it set completely.
Love the presentation!
WOW! Looks cool and refreshing. I’d love to try this one day 🙂
Yeah, it’s really refreshing!
what a cool idea! Mojito jelly!
Oh this is so pretty! Love the colours.
Oh my… I am loving this challenge and of course your non-alcoholic mojito… 😀
ehheeh, this will be great for the weather in Perth!
ho ho ho, i am on this mojito jelly for sure, sluuurrp
Refreshing colors, looks and taste! Awesome.
Thank you! 😉
this look refreshing..mint and lime. perfect
How pretty, I love the minty freshness of mojitos.
where did you buy the mojito syrup?
I bought it at Costco. I believe you can buy online.