An Irish spin on a classic Mint Mojito! This cocktail is fresh tasting and fun; perfect to share with friends!
Easy Mint Mojito Recipe
Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about mojito cocktails. A mojito is a Cuban cocktail that is usually made with rum, sugar or simple syrup, mint, and soda water. However, if you were to Google mojito, you would probably find millions of variations. You can make a mojito with rum but add fresh fruit as I have done with this Blackberry Mojito. You could a different type of alcohol like vodka, bourbon or Champagne, like this Champagne Blueberry Mojitos and of course, you can use Irish Whiskey as I have done with this recipe!
WHERE IS MINT MOJITO RECIPE?
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HOW TO CREAT A MINT MOJITO
Simple syrup rocks this mint mojito, and it’s so easy to make. Plus there are so many ways to use up any extra syrup. You can add it to your ice tea, sangria recipes, brush it on cakes to keep them moist or add it to sorbet recipes. For this recipe, the simple syrup is muddled along with mint leaves and lime wedges. A little Irish whiskey gets added, and then the cocktail gets shaken. Pour this mint mojito over ice, add tonic water or ginger ale and you have yourself a little Irish beverage that will outclass green beer and will elevate your St. Patricks day celebration!
HOW TO MUDDLE MINT FOR A MOJITO?
Muddling is the act of breaking up the mint leaves to release their juice. To do this you would place your fresh mint leaves and sugar (in this case the simple syrup) in the bottom of your cocktail shaker. Gently press the mint leaves against the bottom of the shaker using the bottom of a wooden spoon. You don’t need to press hard, just enough to press on the leaves.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 4 lime wedges
- 4 oz Irish whiskey
- crushed ice
- splash of tonic water or ginger ale
- lime for garnish
- For the simple syrup; combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and let it simmer until sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker along with lime wedges and syrup;muddle leaves with a wooden spoon. Add Irish whiskey and fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and pour into prepared glasses. Top with a splash of tonic water or ginger ale. Serve with additional lime wedges if desired.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 219 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 11mg Carbohydrates 42g Fiber 2g Sugar 35g Protein 1g