It’s Friday, and it’s apparently cold all over. Dallas has had snow days and roads are closed due to ice. It’s obviously cold here, but Texas? Come on! Texas should be holding strong!
Oddly enough, mojitos were a huge thing in Madrid. The guidebook that I bought prior to going there had lots of recommendations for where to find the best Mojito. I was on board; I love herbs in cocktails!
For this #FancyDrinkFriday I made my own version of a mojito with winter citrus. I’m loving blood oranges right now. If you can find some, definitely buy them. Look at that color!
I hope you all have a great weekend and stay warm and safe out there!
Here’s the recipe.
Blood Orange Mojito (serves 2, adjust at will)
- 2 ounces blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 10-12 mint sprigs, leaves removed
- 6 ounces rum
- club soda
- Add mint leaves and sugar to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle them well, so that the leaves begin to breakdown and it becomes very fragrant. Add the citrus juice and the rum. Add lots of ice and close the shaker. Shake well, for about 30 seconds.
- Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour mixture over the ice, about halfway up (or dividing evenly between two glasses). Top with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.