Michigan Mojito

Michigan Mojito
The Mojito, a cocktail with roots in pre-Castro Cuba, has recently become popular again. The classic version, made with white rum, is definitely a cool and refreshing summer drink. We wanted to experiment with a version suited to our chillier northern climate here in Michigan. After much experimentation, here's what we came up with. Boy, was that fun!


2 oz golden rum
1 oz Key Lime juice
1 1/2 tsp raw cane sugar, finely crushed
2 - 3 drips pure Michigan peppermint oil
2 oz soda water


Place Key lime juice, mint oil and sugar in a tall glass. Add the rum and stir until sugar is dissolved. Fill with crushed ice, top with sparkling water and a float of rum, if desired.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a wedge of fresh lime.



Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366


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