Traditional mojitos consist of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. While this cocktail is a popular summer drink, we’ve adapted it to suit our mid-February temperatures (though the weather in Alabama has been all over the place—68 degrees one day, 30 the next).
SPARKLING GRAPEFRUIT MOJITO
4 mint leaves
1 teaspoon raw sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 oz Grapefruit Shrub
3 oz Prosecco
Beautiful Briny Sea Orange Chili Sugar
Moisten and dip the rim of a 6 oz. glass in the orange chili sugar.
Muddle the mint, sugar, and lime juice until the sugar is dissolved. Add the grapefruit shrub and stir. Top off with Prosecco.
Garnish with mint and enjoy.
A reminder from our cocktail contributor, Jesse Goldstein: It’s important to add a note here about muddling. All too often I see people pulverizing the mint for mojitos when they simply need to bruise it. Give it a few good presses and that will help release the aromatics without getting bits and pieces floating around.
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