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Mojito Mocktails, Celebrating Dry January with Eden Freed

Mojito Mocktails for Dry January 2022

While I have a nice pot of albondigas(meatball soup) simmering on the stove for dinner, its the perfect time to get you my recipe for virgin mojitos. These are so versatile, you’ll love tweaking them with fresh or frozen fruit for company or a great pick me up anytime.

We are also only a couple weekends from Valentine’s Day., so if you’re looking for a quick and easy gift, grab a Kindle and download some books for your sweetheart. We have the entire All Tied Up In Knots series currently available on Amazon and coming soon to Nook & Kobo.

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Mojito Mocktail recipe-

  • Ice
  • 10-12 Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice-the fresher the better
  • sliced lime for serving
  • 2 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
  • Unflavored Seltzer (for a basic mojito)

How to:

  • Fill half of the glass with ice
  • Muddle mint leaves with lime juice until the aroma hits you, add to glass
  • add simple syrup and stir well
  • add unflavored seltzer
  • garnish with lime slice or wedge and serve

Mix it up add 2oz of your favorite fruit juice, fresh or frozen fruit (try a strawberry mojito for Valentine’s Day)

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Virgin Hurricanes and Mardi Gras Happenings

We’re past the middle of Dry January 2023 and two weeks into Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. What better time to mix up a batch of Virgin Hurricanes and check out the parade?

To see this year’s parade route, click on the link below. Recipe to follow.


Virgin Hurricane Recipe-


  • 2 cups Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 lime to 1 lime depending on taste
  • A generous pour of Grenadine syrup for that lovely color
  • Lemon lime soda of your choice- diet is ok, but remember that fruit juice has lots of carbs
  • Ice
  • Garnish: orange slice and cherry, lime if you like it tart


  • Mix fruit juice in pitcher (recipe can be doubled) add half the lime and more if needed
  • Add grenadine syrup for taste, sweetness, and color
  • Set mix aside- grenadine will settle so make sure you mix just before pouring into glasses
  • Fill Hurricane glasses with ice
  • Pour glasses 2/3 to 3/4 full with fruit juice mixture
  • Add lemon lime soda to thin juice, stir, garnish, and serve

Your guests will have so much fun watching the parade with these mock-tails they might even forget there’s no alcohol in them.

Don’t forget to read King of the Mardi Gras: A Short Story From Eden’s Garden and Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (let the good times roll).

King of the Mardi Gras: A Short Story From Eden’s Garden https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WJGTC7?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_0C3FZZN11XBYTYARGCXJ