POPSUGAR Food

A Sippable Way to Get Your Pumpkin Fix

Nov 2 2013 - 5:30am

It might sound odd, but this festive Fall take on a classic Cuban cocktail — the mojito [1] — is wonderfully balanced and quite refreshing. The pumpkin doesn't overpower the drink; instead, it enhances the flavor of the rum, mint, and lime. Since rum is the only spirit, select a high-quality one like Pusser's dark rum [2]. To give this cocktail a try, keep reading.

Photo: Nicole Perry
Pumpkin Mojito

Pumpkin Mojito

Pumpkin Mojito Recipe 2010-10-29 11:24:43

Ingredients

11 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/4 ounces aged rum
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 ounces club soda

Directions

  1. Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add rum, pumpkin, and lime juice. Add ice, and shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Strain into a collins glass, top with club soda, and garnish with extra mint leaves.

Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/Pumpkin-Mojito-Recipe-11688635