What’s inside: Mocktails don’t have to be boring, try these healing and delicious Nettle tea mojitos that are as functional as they are flavorful.
Mocktails do not have to be boring or full of sugar… they can be just as awesome as the real deal without the hangover. These Nettle Tea Mojitos prove that! I bought nettle tea when I was experiencing so many symptoms like hair loss as a part of my Hashimoto’s diagnosis and love drinking it ever since for its numerous health benefits which I’m sharing below.
Packed full of delicious mojito goodness with the addition of super herbal healing power – I’ll cheers to that! This makes a perfect summer drink.
I’m no stranger to mocktails as someone who rarely drinks and had to be off alcohol for at least a year while working through gut healing. Taking that break was amazing to help me heal my digestion and inflammation. However, that’s not to say it was always easy or that I haven’t been tempted to get down with a glass of rosé with my girlfriends especially in the summer when everyone is extra social! So what’s a girl to do? NETTLE TEA MOJITOS!!
After learning a lot more about the healing powers of herbs, Stinging Nettle became a favorite. There are just so many benefits it’s hard not to try it. That aside, I don’t *love* the taste of it, so I was challenged with finding a way to still enjoy it. After a mocktail craving struck once, many moons ago… I was poking around for ingredients and VOILA – it hit me, “let’s get some super herbal power in this bad boy”, is what I believe I said to myself hahaha… and so it was, a new mocktail was born.
And now? Well now, it’s MY FAVORITE.
I like using this brand for it’s potency. And if you’re itching to try this before your box of nettle arrives… might I suggest chamomile or hibiscus tea (that will also make it AIP-friendly)! You can’t lose with tossing a favorite tea in a mojito as I’ve learned!
Tip: Nettle tea is not AIP-compliant as it may activate the immune system, but you could substitute a green tea or chamomile instead for AIP.
Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle
It acts as a(n):
✅ astringent & analgesic
It’s been used in treating…
- painful muscles and joints (the reason I bought it!)
- urinary issues
- blood sugar control for diabetes
- to promote lactation
- to stimulate hair growth (another reason I bought it!)
- … and more.
Are you convinced yet? Grab the recipe below!
Nettle Tea Mojitos (Alcohol-free Mocktails)
- 1 lime
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 2 Nettle Tea Bags
- 1/2 tsp raw honey
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1/2 cup sparkling water or cold water
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
- Brew tea all together with the 1/2 cup hot water and 2 tea bags in a cup according to directions on the package (approx. 5 mins).
- To your cocktail glasses, split the tea in half, pouring in each glass. Add 1/4 tsp of raw honey to each glass and stir to dissolve in the hot water.
- Next, squeeze half a lime in each glass and stir.
- Tear mint leaves up by hand a bit to release some of the oils and divide evenly amongst glasses, muddle with a spoon in the bottom of the glass.
- Now add your crushed ice, followed by your sparkling or cold water to fill to the top with.
- Garnish with whole mint leaves and serve!