Friday, April 29, 2016

Cook's Mojito - Mule Crossover

I came up with this recipe on the fly. I don't know if it has another name or was invented by someone else before me. In any case, It's become a favorite here at Cook's Home Pub when we're in the mood for a refreshing cocktail that has a little bite and a touch of sweetness.

Fresh Lime
Fresh Basil Leaves
Brown Sugar
Ginger Paste (or fresh sliced ginger)
Gold Rum (I use El Dorado 5 Year Cask Aged Rum)
Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer (If using ginger beer you can probably skip the fresh ginger above)

Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Old-Fashioned Glass or Highball Glass (if making a double)

Roll a lime to release juices, cut into quarters, set aside

Take one large basil leaf, turn sideways and cut into 4 strips and add to glass

Add 1/8 tsp ginger paste (or ginger slices)
Add 1/2 tsp brown sugar (more or less to taste)
Squeeze 1/4 lime into glass and drop rind in
Muddle ingredients together

Add 1oz gold rum
Add ice
Fill with ginger ale or ginger beer
Stir together (or shake if you're a certain British spy)

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