03 Jun Blood Orange and Pomegranate Mojito
Last week I mentioned I’m starting up a new cocktail series and I kicked it off with a Grapefruit Thyme spritzer. As I was brainstorming for this week’s recipe, I noticed my mint box was overflowing with fresh leaves and really needed to get pruned back. So I decided to collect up a bunch of the leaves and make mojitos!
Now, I promised I would get creative with the flavor pairings so I didn’t go the traditional route of mint, lime, and sugar. Instead I tossed in fresh juice from a handful of blood oranges that I had laying around and sweetened it up with a pomegranate syrup. I found the pomegranate syrup at a small local grocery store but you can also order it online if you are having trouble finding it!
I’ve been reading through the cocktail books I picked up and I learned from the Curious Bartender book by Tristan Stephenson that the mojito traces all the way back to the 16th century. Before rum was invented, they would use a liquor called “aguariente” which is a bit more brash than the rum we’re used to!
Scroll on down below for the recipe to this blood orange and pomegranate mojito and cheers to the weekend!
p.s. if you’re looking for these fancy glasses, you can find them here.
Blood Orange and Pomegranate Mojito
By June 3, 2018Published:
- Yield: 1 (1 Servings)
Last week I mentioned I'm starting up a new cocktail series and I kicked it off with a Grapefruit Thyme spritzer. As I was …
- 2 small blood oranges
- 10 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish (optional)
- 1/2 oz pomegranate syrup
- 2 oz light rum
- This recipe makes one cocktail so be sure to increase the ingredients if you are making a batch!
Cut one thin slice from the blood orange and put to the side to use as garnish later. Squeeze the juice out of the remaining blood oranges until you have about 1 oz of fresh juice.
- Add the juice, the mint leaves, pomegranate syrup, and light rum to the bottom of a 8 or 9 oz glass. Lightly muddle the mint leaves.
- Add ice and fill with seltzer or soda water. Garnish with orange slice and mint leaves. Enjoy!
- Skill Level: Beginner
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