Say Yes!… to Kale Mojito Cocktails with Agave

Say Yes!… to Kale Mojito Cocktails with Agave

Hello! Yes, you read right…Kale Mojitos! Only here will you find such a strange but wonderful combination – the nutritious goodness of kale meets the badness of white rum! Believe me, you will never taste the kale (not that I don’t love the taste of kale)!

Last week my girls and I created this wonderful, refreshing cocktail that is very tasty and easy on the conscience. But don’t be fooled. It is a real cocktail and hits the spot.

Kale Mojitos with Agave

Makes 4 drinks

  • 4 leaves of kale, washed (we used dinosaur kale)
  • 1/2 cup of agave syrup (or to taste, or use simple syrup)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 cup of fresh mint, washed
  • 3 limes
  • 4 shots of white rum (6 oz or to taste)
  • 1 bottle of club soda or sparkling water
  • 4 cups of ice cubes

To prepare the kale juice:

  1. Tear the kale into pieces, removing the stem, and put it in the blender.
  2. Add the agave (or simple syrup). Start to blend, adding cold water as needed to make a thick syrupy juice. Blend until it is as smooth as possible. It’s okay if there are small chunks of kale since the mint will have chunks anyway.
  3. Set aside.

To prepare the mint and garnish:

  1. Place 10 leaves of mint in a mortar (or bowl).
  2. Pour the juice of two of the limes over and muddle with the pestle (or use a fork). Set aside.
  3. Pick out 4 nice sprigs of mint and set aside.
  4. Cut the remaining lime into wedges and set aside.

To prepare the Mojitos:

  1. Pour 1 shot (1.5 oz) rum into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice to fill 1/2 to the top.
  3. Add 1/4 of the mint-lime juice mixture.
  4. Add 4 tbsp of the kale juice (or less if the shaker is too full with that amount).
  5. Shake vigorously for 1 minute.
  6. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass.
  7. Add club soda or sparkling water to fill to the top.
  8. Swish around a bit to mix it.
  9. Garnish with mint sprig and lime.
  10. Enjoy your refreshing drink!


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