Mojito Makeover

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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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


  1. 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:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. 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.