It's Friday and that means it's the perfect time to channel your inner bartender by making a delicious drink. How about one that's refreshing and fruity, too? This mojito has the classic ingredients — mint, lime, rum — but orange is thrown into the mix. Fresh muddled oranges and Grand Marnier give it a vibrant orange flavor that's not overpowering, but rather, delightful. I enjoyed this drink so much, I'm definitely going to make it again. In fact, I might be all about the mojito this Spring, so watch out! The recipe, right this way.
5 mint leaves
2 orange wedges
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces rum
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur)
Splash of soda water
Orange wheel for garnish
- In a tall glass, muddle the mint leaves with the orange wedges, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Add the rum and Grand Marnier. Top with crushed ice and the soda water.
- Stir well to combine the flavors, garnish with orange wheel, and enjoy!
Makes 1 drink.