Ginger Mint Mojito

Ginger Mint Mojito

Course Drinks
Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist

Ingredients

Ginger Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves you can also use lemon balm, keep some on the side to muddle.

Mojito – 1 drink

  • 2 sprigs Fresh mint
  • 1/2 Juice of a lime
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Mint Simple Syrup (more or less depending on taste)
  • 1 oz Rum
  • Seltzer

Instructions

Ginger Mint Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 1/2 cup water, and ginger to a
    boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Turn heat down low
    and simmer, covered, for an hour. Remove from the heat, add the mint
    leaves, stir to combine, cover and let sit overnight. The next day
    strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer and store in a glass
    container.

Mojito – 1 drink

  1. For the mojito, muddle 2 sprigs of fresh mint in the bottom of a glass,
    add the juice of ½ lime, syrup, rum and ice, top with seltzer, stir well
    and top with a slice of lime. Refreshing as a virgin drink also.