Mint Agave Tonic
The inspiration for this drink comes from the Cuban mojito. My nonalcoholic version uses sparkling water. Mint leaves aid digestion. The agave nectar is high in fructose, which means that it does not raise your blood sugar to the same extent as other sweeteners do. For a stronger mint flavor, use more mint leaves.
1. Place 5–7 mint leaves in each of
tall glasses. 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
3. Add the lime juice, agave nectar,
and water in equal amounts.
Stir until the agave is dissolved.