Our Blood Orange Mojito is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day! It’s not too sweet & oh so refreshing! The combination of fresh mint with rum and Italian soda make this drink perfect!
I’ve never really been a mojito drinker per say. But a light, fresh cocktail is always wonderful when you’re swimming all day or want to cool off on a hot evening. Mojitos aren’t a hard drink to make. You just need good ingredients and a little love. Don’t prepare these cocktails in a big batch. The time you put into each glass counts and makes the drink. Muddle with love kids. Muddle with love.
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For this particular cocktail I grabbed some of the blood orange Italian soda I had mocking me in the fridge. It was such a good idea! The soda sweetness gets mellowed out by the mint, lime, and soda water. I’m not a sugary cocktail girl. I like ’em mellow or well balanced, a fruity drink never hurt anyone, but a make-me-pucker sweet drink…no thank you! If you don’t have orange Italian soda hanging around, use some fresh blood orange juice and simple syrup. This cocktail does need a touch of sweetness to bring everything together. If you don’t mind fruit in your drink, drop the limes in after you squeeze them, otherwise squeeze, toss, and sip your way to happiness!
- 4 mint leaves
- 1 large lime
- 1 1/4 ounces silver rum
- 4 ounces blood orange Italian soda
- Soda water
- Cut the lime in half, not end to end. From on side, cut a lime wheel and set it aside.
- Place 3 mint leaves in the bottom of a rocks or collins glass. Muddle the mint until it becomes fragrant.
- Squeeze one lime half into the glass, extracting as much juice as you can. (You can discard the lime or put it in your drink, whichever you like.)
- Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the rum.
- Fill the glass halfway with Italian soda, and then fill the rest of the way with soda water.
- Place the last mint leaf on top and garnish the glass with a lime wheel.