Cocktail of the Month: Apple Mojito

The mojito is pure refreshment. I remember my first encounter with the mojito, 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. 

Cocktail of the Month: Apple Mojito

The ingredients:
  • 3 ounces (90 ml) club soda
  • ½ ounce (15 ml) lime juice
  • 10 mint leaves muddled with ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ½ ounces (75 ml) light rum
  • 2 ½ ounces (75 ml) apple juice reduction

The method:
  • Make juice reduction by simmering 1 ½ cups of apple juice in a small saucepan until it has reduced to ½ cup. Set aside to cool.
  • Muddle mint with sugar in the bottom of a double highball glass.
  • Add juice reduction, rum, and lime juice. Stir. Add ice.
  • Add club soda and stir gently. Garnish with apple peel or slice, fresh mint, and a lime wedge.