Tuesday Boozeday; 10 Mojitos Recipes You Have To Try This Summer
So you’ve got fresh mint growing on the window, a fridge stocked with limes and a keg o’ rum in the hot-press; all mojito eventualities are covered, right? Buddy, you couldn’t be more wrong. Mint and lime are just the tip of the very tasty iceberg when it comes to mojitios these days and if you’re going to bother making one, you should make it one to remember. Here are ten of the most monumental mojito flavours out there.
1. Cucumber and Green Tea Mojito.
We’ve discussed before the extraordinary thirst-quenching powers of the humble cucumber and this bad boy is no different. When not intimidating men, the cuc is found in the savviest summer cocktails (anyone for Pimms?) and the herby kick of basil turns the mojito on its head. Get the recipe from Cooking Stoned .
2. Rose Petal and Spearmint Mojito
Being on a bit of a rose kick of late, I can attest to the wonderfully ladylike way floral cocktails get you hammered. This pretty little mojito may appear all very sophisticated, but it’s a bruiser at heart. Get the recipe from The Pleasures of the Palate.
3. Elderflower and Honey Mojito
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. But you, you flowered those berries and made this, the poshest of all mojitos. Visit A Beautiful Mess for the recipe.
4. Rhubarb and Lime Mojito
There’s little as summery in the world as rhubarb and while I’m familiar with eating it (with a 1:1 ratio of sugar), drinking it is new to me. This changes everything. Get the recipe from The Arctic Garden.
5. Strawberry and Basil Mojito.
Strawberries and basil have been doing pretty wonderful things in our salads for a while now so it makes sense that we booze things up. If you haven’t tried this combo yet, now – right this second – would be a good time. Get the recipe from The Endless Meal.
6. Pomegranate and Champagne Mojito
Pomegranate? Champagne? This is going to be a good summer isn’t it? The bubbles amp things up a gear and the pom juice makes this cocktail feel dangerously virtuous. Deliciously, dangerously virtuous. Get the recipe from Peanut Butter and Peppers.
7. Lavender and Mint Mojito
Usually used as an aid for snoozing, lavender is a great flower for boozing too thanks to its deliciously deep flavour and kudos-inducing looks. The kick of lime in this recipe from Deco Tartelette helps balance things out, which can’t be said for the 2 ounces of Cachaca.
8. Ginger and Blueberry Mojito
Ginger beer and rum has become my go-to intoxicant these days but this little puppy could be just the mojito to change all that. The blueberries are just the thing for livening things up. So is the rum. Get the recipe from Pure Provender.
9. Coconut and Mango Mojito
Take your taste-buds on a totally tropically trip and pretend that you don’t have a bikini to squeeze into with this highly addictive coconut and mango mojito. Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.
10. Cucumber and Coriander Mojito
Coriander (or cilantro, depending on how you say ‘tomato’) is an acquired taste but then so is rum so let’s start acquiring with this cucumber based mo’. Get the recipe from Red Book Mag.