Well, I guess a "virgin" drink recipe is as good a time to announce it here as any — I'm pregnant! We're totally stoked about our baby boy, who should join us on this planet sometime in December. We are over-the-moon excited and scared, all at once, because what other reaction can you even have to being pregnant with your first kiddo?
So, it's been a summer of sobriety for me, and if you know anything about our blog, we're not really the abstaining types (though we're like, fancy and adult about it). So it's been a struggle to make fun drinks that were unborn-fetus-friendly, and let's face it: mocktails are kind of boring.
I made this on a whim for a fiesta-themed potluck, since I decided to leave the Mexican food to the people who actually know how to make it right. It's totally easy, not too sweet, and is a perfectly fun party drink, or even just bottled up (we use one-liter IKEA glass bottles) at home! And hey, if you're not a preggo, you can even add white rum — I'll be right behind you, come January.
for mint simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
for soda: makes about one liter
- 1 cup 7-Up or Sprite
- 3 cups sparkling water
- Juice from one lime
- 3/4 cup mint simple syrup (more or less to taste)
- To make simple syrup, add 1 cup water, sugar and mint leaves in pot on the stove and stir to combine.
- Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and let simmer 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Once cooled, strain mint leaves out of syrup into mason jar or glass container. Can be stored in fridge for 1-2 weeks (it's also really good in iced tea!)
- Combine soda ingredients in large pitcher or liter-sized bottle with stopper. Stir to combine. Store in fridge and drink within 2-3 days.
Photos and recipe copyright © Katie Currid, 2017. All rights reserved.