Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

June 16, 2020

This Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail is the drink for the summer! Made with fresh mint, oranges, lime, and a simple honey-mint syrup, this mocktail is a refreshing addition for the entire family. Spruce it up with your favorite alcohol beverage and create a classic mojito. Quick and easy to make. Vegan option available.

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

This Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail is EVERYTHING. I literally couldn’t believe that experimenting with flavors got me such a delicious drink, ya’ll.

But before I delve into this recipe, I wanted to be a bit transparent. Do you mind? OK, good.

It’s been such a whirlwind these past two weeks. Some in bad ways and others in such amazing ways.

With the state of world and having a Pandemic within a Pandemic, things have been insane to say the least.

On one hand, my community (the Black community) has mourned the loss of so many people for centuries let alone in the last few years and at the hands of police officers, who are trained to serve + protect, birthing the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement, which has sweeped across the Nation and other countries.

If you haven’t done so already, I recommend checking out this list of awesome Black Social Justice Organizations to support during this time.

Then of course, you still have the Coronavirus pandemic which has gotten better in some states, but worst in others. So, to say that things have been crazy is an understatement.

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

On the other hand, God has been showing up so much more in my life which has bought about a ton of good, in the midst of this ‘world famine’, if I may call it that.

If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’re already aware of me being a follower of Christ.

Therefore, I hope that my transparency is something that you’re able to digest.

Anyway, God has always been evident in my life. I didn’t come from the easiest life, but He certainly has ordered my path, especially into this Food Blog thing.

Honestly, it’s been such a ride and journey, some of which produced frustrations, but nevertheless, it’s been rewarding to see many of you enjoy my recipes, re-create them, and make them for others.

I can’t THANK YOU enough for riding with me on this Food Journey and for the many of you joining in now. I’m truly grateful for you and will continue to stretch myself to create unique recipes that you love and enjoy.

Now, because so many Black voices are being amplified, especially on social media, my blog has received more eyeballs which has turned into loyal followers and I’m even more grateful!

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

OK, so I just wanted to be a bit transparent with you. Now, let’s talk about this recipe.

This drink is amazing, ya’ll. I’ve made it a mission to build my drink catalogue on Orchids + Sweet Tea and since my drinks never contain alcohol, it’s been a bit intimidating. Haha.

There are just so many mojitos and other alcoholic drinks all over the internet, that I’ve wondered whether you would care about a silly ole’ mocktail, but you guys have been loving it, especially my latest Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Lemonade.

If you’re into the Honey flavor of things, then this Honey Grapefruit Pineapple Thyme Mocktail is the definite way to go as well.

Need Healthy Sweetener Options?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

There’s Honey? How is it Vegan?

I know. So the moment that you saw Honey, I’m sure that you thought to yourself—“how the heck is there a vegan option”? But, there can be.

That’s because you can use a Vegan Honey called Bee Free Honee. It’s actually made from organic apples. Crazy, right? Yup.

It’s perfect for those who are eating a Vegan diet, allergic to honey, children, and it has no preservatives, GMOs, or gluten. DYNAMITE!

Of course, if you don’t care for it to be Vegan approved, then you can feel free to use regular honey.

What You’ll Enjoy Most About This Drink:

It’s super easy to make.

Refreshing, delicious, + beautifully sweetened.

Only uses a handful of ingredients.

Oh so Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.

All NATURAL—including the sweetener!

Bursting with a nice mix of sweet and tart!

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

Looking for Other Citrus-flavored Drinks?

For a warmer citrus quench of your thirst—this Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea is EVERYTHING! It’s all about the bold mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and slight sweetness from the blackberries.

This Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Cider is the epitome of the sweet smelling Fall season. It’s super easy to make (just set it and forget it!), requires only a handful of ingredients, warm and comforting. Bold apple flavor, a hint of citrus, warm spices, and naturally sweetened (if preferred). Can be enjoyed hot or cold. All vegan and gluten-free.

This Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria is a perfectly refreshing way to kick things off for the Holidays. Packed with a ton of sweet, Fall/Winter flavors—this recipe is the right way to enjoy a cup of non-alcoholic sangria.

When it comes to this Healthy Citrus Pear Ginger Detox Tea, the immune boosting properties are without question. Made from fresh oranges, ginger roots, pears, lemons, grapefruit, and naturally sweetened, this tea is a great recipe for the entire family. Easy to make, vegan + gluten-free.

When it comes to this Carrot Ginger Citrus Turmeric Juice, the immune boosting properties are great. Made from fresh carrots, ginger roots, orange, lemons, along with the powerful combination of turmeric + black pepper (for better absorption of curcumin), this recipe is perfect for any day or season. Completely naturally sweetened, easy to make, and vegan + gluten-free.

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the mint leaves and boil for 5-6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the honey, covering the mixture, and steeping for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the mint flavor is fully infused and potent.

Once fully steeped, remove mint leaves and pour mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside.

To Make Mocktails: Add crushed ice to a glass, fill 1/2 of the glass with the Honey-Mint Syrup, then 1/4 of it with orange juice, then followed by 2-3 Tbsps of lime juice and add sliced lime and mint leaves inside the glasses as garnish. Repeat for every serving. 

Sip and Enjoy!

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Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail
Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Steep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 26 mins
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Ingredients

Simple Honey Mint Syrup:

  • 2-3 cups fresh water
  • handful of mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup honey (See Notes for Vegan option!)

Mocktail:

  • 1 cup juice of an Orange
  • 1/2 cup juice of a lime (That's about 3-4 limes)
  • limes, sliced
  • mint leaves

Instructions

  • To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the mint leaves and boil for 5-6 minutes.
  • After 6 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the honey, covering the mixture, and steeping for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the mint flavor is fully infused and potent.
  • Once fully steeped, remove mint leaves and pour mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside.
  • To Make Mocktails: Add crushed ice to a glass, fill 1/2 of the glass with the Honey-Mint Syrup, then 1/4 of it with orange juice, then followed by 2-3 Tbsps of lime juice and add sliced lime and mint leaves inside the glasses as garnish. Repeat for every serving. 
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Honey-Mint syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. **Can be made as a traditional Honey-Mint drink with additional mint leaves OR enjoyed as this mocktail recipe.
VEGAN OPTION: You can always use 1 cup of ‘honey’ instead of using pure cane sugar + honey. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Bee Free Honee, click link.

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  2. I’m so excited to take this to a bbq today! There is such a lack of non-alcoholic but still fun drinks, which is a bummer. This looks so refreshing.

    • Hi Elizabeth! I’m so with ya! That’s why I love creating refreshing Mocktail options! I hope that you and everyone enjoys! Stay safe + Happy 4th! 🙂