I’ve always loved ginger! In food, candy, desserts, and especially in a cocktail! So when my husband came up with this Refreshing Spicy Ginger Mojito, I was so ready, very willing and quite able to be the taste tester!
Whenever we’re enjoying a night out and I see a cocktail on the menu with ginger, 100% of the time it’s calling my name! Add rum and mint...SOLD! What could be better than a Refreshing Spicy Ginger Mojito!
My husband was a bartender while in school and he still enjoys coming up with different combinations of flavors...my own in house mixologist! How Gr8 is that!
He especially likes to come up with a signature drink for our Gr8 Dinners. This delicious and Refreshing Spicy Ginger Mojito beverage is a twist on the classic Mojito.
He created this for our "Memories from Our Mother's Kitchen" Gr8 Dinner, and everyone loved it! They loved it so much, that when we hosted our Celebrating the Flavors and Fun of Jamaica, it was the cocktail of choice!
Since Jamaica produces one of the widest varieties of rum in the world, that was a no brainer! Mojito is a Cuban classic, but in Jamaica this drink is simply called “Rum and Ginger”! Makes sense!
Usually everyone has one of the signature drinks then moves on to their favorite libation. But this Ginger Mojito is so tasty and refreshing, that many of the Great 8 guests drank this little gem all evening long.
Served up in my favorite glasses from Crate and Barrel , it was quite a hit! Party or no party, I “place my order” from time to time still!
The ingredients are simple. You most likely have them "behind the bar at home now" and the mint possibly growing in the garden! Go ahead...It's time! You deserve it!
Grab your favorite backyard lounge and your sunglasses. It's probably cocktail time in Cuba. We all know for sure that it's 5 o'clock somewhere!
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ½ ounces white rum
- Ice for shaking
- 2 to 3 ounces ginger beer
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- Muddle together mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
- Add rum and ice and shake.
- Strain into an 8-ounce glass over ice.
- Stir in ginger beer.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and the thinly sliced ginger.
- Make a toast to Gr8 Friends!