Friday, July 30, 2010

Deb's Mango-Ginger Mojitos

From Kahakai Kitchen...

Local mangoes were on sale and I was feeling like a mojito was in order to cap a busy week, so I tossed together this fruity version adding mango and ginger to the normal lime and mint combination. These Mango-Ginger Mojitos are an easy and refreshing cocktail and are a tasty and tropical Simple Saturday Sipper.

Mango-Ginger Mojito
by Deb, Kahakai Kitchen
(Recipe for 2 drinks, can easily be increased)

1 lime, quartered
10-12 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons ginger syrup
4 ounces mango flavored rum
4 ounces mango puree
6 ounces club soda
extra lime slices and mango chunks for garnish

In two tall glasses, divide the lime quarters and mint leaves and muddle together with ginger syrup (1 Tbsp per glass).

Add mango puree and rum to ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour liquid into glasses over the muddled mint and lime and top with club soda. Add additional ice if desired. Stir well. Garnish with lime slices and add mango chunks if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes/Results: Delicious--cooling and lightly sweet with a little kick of spice from the ginger. To make the mango puree, I just blended fresh mango chunks until smooth. I used a pre-made ginger syrup but you can easily make one by simmering slices of ginger and the sweetener of your choice for 20 minutes, then straining out the ginger and cooling the syrup. This is a great tropical cocktail for a warm afternoon of evening. I will make these again.

1 comment:

Spryte said...

I keep trying to like mojitos... but never seem to... this looks very different! I'll have to give it a try!!!