Taking the fragrant, fresh mint and lively lime themes of the classic mojito and swapping white rum for a favorite white wine, the white wine mojito is an easy and tasty recipe that delivers maximum flavor with minimum fuss.
Virtually any white wine will work well; however, the serious citrus of Sauvignon Blanc, the outstanding aromatics of Riesling or the flexible flavor profiles of Pinot Grigio deserve special consideration.
- 1 750 ml bottle of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Grigio)
- 2 cups Italian sparkling lemonade
- 3 Limes (2 juiced, one for garnish)
- 1 cup of fresh mint
- * Optional: sugar to taste (depending on how sweet the sparkling lemonade is)
Chill the white wine and Italian sparkling lemonade.
Once well-chilled, mix the wine and sparkling lemonade in a large pitcher. Juice two limes and add to the wine and lemonade.
Mince 3/4 cups of fresh mint and add to the pitcher (add mint right before serving, otherwise the leaves begin to brown).
Add optional sugar to taste, especially if the sparkling lemonade is light on the sweet factor. Mix well.
Thinly slice the remaining lime to garnish glass rims and add a sprig of mint leaves to liven things up even more. Serve over ice.