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Apple Mojito

Apple Mojito by Sam Henderson at chasingdelicious.com. Get more delicious at @chasedelicious.

S Refreshing, fresh, and sweet. If you love apple, then this mojito is the perfect touch for a delicious summer.

 

The mojito is pure refreshment. I remember my first encounter with the drink, thinking it was too good to be true. Mint, lime, and sparkling water bring a freshness that can’t be beat. When made properly the rum is only slightly noticed, making it a dangerous concoction for afternoons on the patio.

 

In an effort to brace myself for a long Texas summer, I’ve decided to toy with the mojito a bit. I wanted to keep fairly true to the original (because it works) but just introduce some new flavors. I wrote a quick list including raspberry, cucumber, and watermelon, but settled on apple for the first experiment. The results were wonderful.

Apple Mojito by Sam Henderson for Chasing Delicious

The apple flavor is subtle, but evident. I think the key is to reduce the juice. I suppose you could use juice concentrate, but you might have to test it a few times. Alternatively, if you want stronger apple flavor, consider apple flavored rum. Either way, you are sure to enjoy the fresh flavor of this summer sip.

 

Apple Mojito by Sam Henderson for Chasing Delicious

 

 

Apple Mojito
 
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Difficulty: Easy
Great for: Cocktails
Ingredients
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) club soda
  • .5 oz. (15 ml) lime juice
  • 10 mint leaves muddled with ¼ tspn. sugar
  • 2.5 oz. (75 ml) light rum
  • 2.5 oz. (75 ml) apple juice reduction
Instructions
  1. Make juice reduction by simmering 1.5 cups of apple juice in a small saucepan until it has reduced to ½ cup. Set aside to cool.
  2. Muddle mint with sugar in the bottom of a double highball glass.
  3. Add juice reduction, rum and lime juice. Stir. Add ice.
  4. Add club soda and stir gently. Garnish with apple peel or slice, fresh mint, and a lime wedge.
 

What’s your favorite summer drink?

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AUTHOR - Sam Henderson

Blogger and Creative Director at Today's Nest, Sam is one of our resident cocktail experts. His refreshing, bright cocktails will make any day a day to celebrate. Follow Sam on Twitter @todaysnest

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