Friday, April 24, 2009

Orange Mojito

Serves 2

12 Each Fresh Mint Leaves
2 Each Oranges, quartered
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Crushed Ice
Tablespoon Orange-flavored Rum or White Rum
Lemon-lime Soda
Mint Sprigs
Orange Wedges

  1. Place 6 mint leaves, 1 orange quarter, and 1 Tbsp. sugar in each of two tall glasses. Muddle mint and orange with sugar.
  2. Fill glasses with ice. Squeeze the juice from remaining three orange quarters into each glass. Add 1 Tbsp. rum and a splash of soda to each glass; stir to combine. Garnish with mint sprigs and orange wedges.
How To Muddle

“Muddle” is a bartending term meaning to crush or bruise fresh herbs to release their flavor. To make a mojito, a muddling tool is used (it looks like a tiny baseball bat) to crush mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. If you don’t have this tool, the handle end of a wooden spoon works just fine for muddling ingredients.

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