Blood Orange Mojito

3 Blood Orange Mojitos waiting to be drank!

“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

Ingredients:

FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 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
Directions:

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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