DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Saloonbox offers a mojito twist.
Summer is here and the Mojito is a classic drink perfect for making in big batches for a crowd. Try swapping strawberries for other fresh fruits like peaches or blackberries.
This cocktail uses an aged Añejo rum instead of white rum makes this drink a little smoother and gives it its gold hue.
Ingredients (for 2)
- 3.5 oz Brugal Añejo Rum
- 2.0 oz Mint Infused Syrup
- 1.0 oz lime juice
- Top with Strawberry Spindrift
- Prickly Pear Bitters
- Dried Lemon Garnish
- Fresh mint and strawberries (optional)
In a chilled glass, add the mint simple syrup, strawberries and mint leaves (if using). Press firmly with the back of a spoon or a muddler to break apart the strawberries and press the mint. Avoid pulverizing. Stir in the lime juice and rum. Fill the glass with ice and top with strawberry Spindrift and a few drops of bitters. Garnish with dried lemon.