Saturday, June 18, 2011

Raspberry Mojito Royale

I was fortunate enough to receive a free bottle of DonQ Cristal Rum to taste and review.  You can check out my full review over at girlichef, but to simply enjoy a cool summer sipper, check out this Raspberry Mojito Royale!
Raspberry Mojito Royale
adapted from Soy Chiever (head mixologist at Ava Lounge, NYC)
yield: 1 drink

1½ oz. DonQ Cristal Rum
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup*
4 fresh raspberries + more to garnish
handful fresh mint
Champagne or sparkling wine

Muddle raspberries with most of the mint.  Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup and some ice.  Shake vigorously.  Strain into glass filled with ice.  Top it off with a splash of champagne.  Garnish with extra mint and raspberries, if you wish.

*simple syrup: Combine equal parts superfine sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil to dissolve.  Let cool.  Store in fridge.



Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Stunning colour! Very refreshing, and so happy-making!

Danielle said...

It really does look refreshing...YUM! I don't HAVE to have coffee to start my day do I.....?

Pierce said...

Beautiful! We made those last nigth and wow, very refreshing. Your photo looks better than mine Nice score on the DonQ !!