Mojito Makeover

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 ounces Demerara Sugar Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge, for garnish
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1/2 ounce aged rum, such as Zacapa 23
  • 5 large fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig, for garnish
  • Demerara Sugar Syrup:
  • 1 cup demerara sugar
Directions
  • Add the Demerara Sugar Syrup, lime juice, light rum, aged rum and mint leaves to a mixing glass. Heavily muddle the mint leaves, add large ice and shake vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Taste for balance, double-strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.

Demerara Sugar Syrup:
  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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