Sunday, August 26, 2012
Orange Mojito with Mint Skinny Syrup
2 oz. Rum
1 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Orange flavored liqueur such as Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Skinny syrup
3 oz. Club soda
4 Mint leaves
Mint Skinny Syrup:
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Sweet'N Low (12 packets)
Large Handful of fresh mint
In a small pot, bring the water and Sweet'N Low to a simmer and stir until the Sweet'N Low has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the mint. Allow to cool and pour into a bottle along with the mint leaves. Store unused portion in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To make the cocktail, add the rum and mint to a cocktail shaker and muddle together using a muddler or the back of wooden spoon. Add the lime juice, orange liqueur and skinny syrup along with a handful of ice cubes. Shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Top off with the club soda and a sprig of mint. If you're making a large batch, you can also leave out the skinny syrup and serve it separately so that guests can sweeten their drinks to their own taste.
Disclaimer: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I was financially compensated and provided with samples of Sweet'N Low and coupons. The recipe, photographs and opinions are my own.
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