Confessions of a Mixologist: 3 Rocking Mojito Cocktails

Originating from Cuba, the Mojito is traditionally a five ingredient cocktail that consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. The mint, sugar and citrus combined amplifies the rum flavor. Take a break from your summer garden work, sit back and enjoy a few of these refreshing highball classics.

   

Orange Basil Mojito

Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of Dine and Dish.
Ingredients:

2 oz Freshly squeeze orange juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

2 oz White Rum

2 oz Club soda

4 fresh basil leaves, stems removed and discarded

Basil and orange slices for garnish

  Simple Steps:

Combine the orange juice, simple syrup and basil in a pitcher. Muddle the basil leaves in the bottom of the pitcher. Stir in the rum and club soda. Serve immediately over crushed ice. Garnish with orange slices and fresh basil.

   

Raspberry Mojito

Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of Julie Ann Art.
Ingredients:

2 oz White Rum

4 oz Club Soda

4 oz Raspberries

1 Lime

Mint leaves

1 tsp Powdered sugar

Raspberries for garnish

  Simple Steps:

Combine the mint leaves, powdered sugar and lime juice in a pitcher. Muddle the mint leaves. Puree the raspberries using a blender and strain the juice into a pitcher with rum and club soda. Garnish with fresh mint and a few raspberries. For more minty flavor, let it sit in your fridge for about an hour before adding the rum and club soda.

  Also, try these Raspberry Mojito cupcakes!
 

Blueberry Mojito

  Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of The Novice Chef.
Ingredients:

2 oz Silver Rum

3 oz club soda

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

5 fresh mint leaves

1 tsp sugar

1 lime

  Simple Steps:

Muddle mint leaves and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Mix in rum and lime juice. Puree blueberries and add to the mix. Shake vigorously. Pour the mix in a glass full of ice with the club soda. Gently stir and garnish with a lime wedge, extra blueberries and a sprig of mint.

 

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