“This blood orange mojito recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic mojito cocktail. It’s everything you love about a mojito with an extra hint of fresh citrus flavor.” – www.cookswithcocktails.com
Serving Size: 1 Drink
FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
FOR THE MOJITO
- 1 oz blood orange juice
- 2 oz rum
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juiced
- 4 – 8 mint leaves
- 4 – 6 oz club soda
MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP
Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil on the stove and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
Simmer for 5 – 10 mins or until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly. You want it to just coat the back of a spoon. You don’t want it too thick.
MAKE THE MOJITO
Juice your blood oranges. Your going to need about 1/2 to 1 orange per cocktail, depending on how juicy they are.
Add the rum, mint, and blood orange juice to a glass or cocktail shaker. Smash it up with a cocktail muddler.
Strain the rum into a glass (if you used a shaker) and add some more mint, the lime juice, and the simple syrup. Muddle just briefly again. Fill the glass with ice.
Top the mixture with club soda add a few blood orange slices and garnish with a sprig of mint before serving.
Recipe and Photo credit: www.cookswithcocktails.com
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