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Fueling the Fight: Ginger Beer Mojito Mocktail

Monday, July 01, 2019 8:50 AM

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time of year to celebrate with friends and family. During these celebrations, we often find alcoholic beverages readily available.

Studies have shown a link between alcohol and an increased risk for breast cancer development. While drinking alcohol does not mean you will develop breast cancer, it just means that there is an elevated risk for developing it.

Whether you are going through treatment for cancer or are being more aware of your health, Colleen Takagishi, Oncology Nutritionist at NorthShore, knows that mocktails are a great way to mindfully partake in the fun.

This recipe can easily be made ahead of time to bring to a party or to check off your to-do list. Ginger beer is a great mixer because it is naturally sweet and bursting full of flavor.

Recipe makes 1 serving


  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Fresh lime wedges or slices for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish


  • Muddle the mint together with the lime juice in a glass.
  • Add a few large ice cubes and pour in the ginger beer.
  • Finish the drink with additional garnishes, if desired.

Tip: Strain the muddled mint leaves and remove them. Replace with a few extra mint leaves along with garnished lime wedges for extra flavor.

Recipe originally appeared on Gimme Some Oven.