This Kiwano “Nojito” mocktail (aka a virgin mojito) is a delicious and easy non-alcoholic drink for summer fun, with a lightly sweetened fizz and a nice kick of refreshing Kiwano.
Place the mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or large metal cup or bowl.
Using a wooden cocktail muddler or wooden spoon, gently mash the mint 3 to 4 times to release the juices.
Add syrup and lime juice, mix well.
Slice off a small portion of kiwano to use as garnish wedge or half. Scrape out the remaining juice and seeds and add to lime juice-syrup mix.
Strain the mix through a strainer into glasses filled with ice and the Kiwano pulp. Top with soda water.
Garnish with mint sprig and wedge of Kiwano. Enjoy!
Be creative with the kiwano shell which can be filled with fresh fruit, dip, crudité, etc.