The inspiration for this drink comes from the Cuban mojito. My nonalcoholic version uses sparkling water. Mint leaves aid digestion. The vitamin C in limes is a great immunity booster. For a stronger mint flavor, use more mint leaves.
2 small bunches fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup lime juice
4-8 tsp. agave nectar
2 1/2 cups sparkling water
crushed ice (optional)
1. Place 5–7 mint leaves in each of 2 tall glass. Bruise the leaves with a cocktail muddle, the handle of a wooden spoon, or the tines of a whisk to help them release their fragrant oil.
2. Mince or chiffonade the remaining mint leaves and divide them equally between the 2 glasses.
3. Add the lime juice, agave nectar, and water in equal amounts. Stir until the agave is dissolved. Add crushed ice.