Thursday, February 7, 2019

Winter Wonderland Mojito #WarmUpDrinks


Here we are at the last installment of the Winter Warm-Up Drink Series hosted by Ellen of Family Around the Table! Can you believe it's been six weeks of delicious, delectable winter drinks? I hope you've enjoyed all of the weeks and have been inspired to whip up some cocktails of your own. I know that I have several on my to-try list.

The Final Line-Up


Just in case you need a recap, over the past few weeks, I have shared: Aquavit & TonicHot VanillaIrish CoffeeEarl Grey Hot Toddy Today I envisioned a cocktail that evoked the feeling of a winter wonderland, and planned to make holly-esque garnishes with pomegranate arils and fresh mint leaves.

What came out of the kitchen was less than photogranic albeit tasty. The coconut milk had thicker chunks in it no matter how much I shook it. And, as it sat in the glass, the cocktail separated pretty quickly. Ugh.

I considered dropping out of the event because this glass wasn't picture perfect. But since Jake and I drained every last drop of our glasses, I figured it was a worthy sip. I will simply have to do some more testing on how to make it come together a little bit better. So, if you try this and it's ugly, you've been forewarned. Call this one 'buoni ma brutti' - that's Italian for 'good but ugly'!

Winter Wonderland Mojito

Ingredients makes 1
  • 1 organic lime, juiced
  • 5 to 6 organic mint leaves + more for garnish
  • 1 T organic granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 ounces rum
  • 1/4 C canned coconut milk
  • sparkling water for topping
  • pomegranate arils for garnish
  • Also need: ice, cocktail shaker

Procedure
In a glass, muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves until the leaves have broken down. 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the rum and coconut milk. Cover and shake until well-combined. Strain into glass with mint leaves.

Top with sparkling water. Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate arils.

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, I love this. Such a fun winter variation on a classic summer cocktail!

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