Irish Mojito

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I’m definitely not Irish. I’m mostly a Swedish girl at heart- big bones, big appetite, a bit on the stubborn side, and many distant relatives in Minnesota. My husband is very Irish though, and when St. Paddy’s Day rolls around… he’s always hoping I’ll whip up some special “Irish” things. I received an email from the Benjamin Steakhouse in NYC the other day, and they were sharing some of their featured St. Patrick’s Day recipes with me. The Irish Mojito was among them. I couldn’t resist mixing this up for my husband.

Here’s the how-to:

You’ll need a big, juicy, fresh lime…

…and a bunch of fresh mint leaves.

You’ll need these two goodies, along with some ice cold club soda…

…and some sugar too.

It’s helpful to have a muddler, but if you don’t have one it’s okay… you can always use the end of a wooden spoon instead.

Squeeze lime juice into a cocktail shaker (or glass). The juice from half a lime will do.

Then add a small handful of mint leaves.

Muddle. That pretty much means, “smash them together.”

Pour in your rum.

Sprinkle in some sugar- as sweet as you desire.

Add some ice.

Put the lid on your cocktail shaker and shake away.

Strain into a glass.  A martini glass works well 🙂

Top off with a little bit of ice cold club soda.

A wedge of lime for garnish.

Add a drizzle of Creme de Menthe, which will sink to the bottom and make this drink look cool.

And there it is! The festive Irish Mojito! My husband and I both loved it. It’s much like a regular mojito with a little bit more of an added mint element to it. And I absolutely loved its festive look. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day 🙂

Irish Mojito

Fun and festive cocktail for St. Patrick's Day celebrations...

Yield: One cocktail

Prep Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

1/2 lime, juiced
small handful of fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces Bacardi Limon
2 teaspoons (more or less) granulated sugar
ice
club soda (a splash)
Creme de Menthe (a splash)
lime wedge, for garnish

Directions:

1. Squeeze half a lime into a cocktail shaker. Add mint leaves. Muddle together using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Add Bacardi, sugar and a handful of ice. Place lid on shaker & shake away.

2. Strain mixture into a glass (martini glass suggested). Top off with a splash of club soda and a drizzle of Creme de Menthe (which will sink to the bottom). Add a lime wedge for garnish, and serve.

Source: Adapted from Benjamin Steakhouse

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  • Barbara wrote:

    Now THIS is how I’d like to celebrate!! Good work and you look ever so professional making it, too! 🙂

  • Liz wrote:

    Mmm, even at 8:45 in the morning, mojitos sound amazing! And I love the photo of you shaking the drinks 🙂

  • Janet wrote:

    The Mojito sounds fab, and girllllll,you look MAH-VELOUS! If you look that good drinking those, make mine a double! Wow!

  • Mikaela Cowles wrote:

    Those look like they’d help you do an Irish jig really well.

  • Simone wrote:

    It certainly looks very festive. I love drinks like this but for some reason never make it at home!

  • Karly wrote:

    Looks so yummy! I’ve never even had a Mojito. Isn’t that sad??

  • Tracy wrote:

    I love the way this drinks looks! It sounds perfectly delicious!

  • Kristen wrote:

    I’m mostly Swedish married to an Irish man too! This looks fantastic!

  • Shannon wrote:

    Love it! Mojitos are my all time favorite drink. Also very good with pomegranite, but that’s not really St. Patrick’s Day, is it?

    One suggestion…using simple syrup instead of granulated sugar gives the drink a smoother texture.

    Love your happy smile in the picture!!

  • EatLiveRun wrote:

    I love this! Mojitos are my favorite fun drink and your version looks amazing!

  • norma wrote:

    First of all great tutorial..I am definitely doing this drink for my guests on Thursday. My husband is Irish and I am Spanish…have to have a little bit of me there…

  • Briana wrote:

    I cannot wait to try this! Much better alternative to green beer 🙂

  • Tracey wrote:

    What a fun festive way to celebrate St Patty’s Day! Love the photos 🙂

  • doughmesstic wrote:

    Great post. But girl, I have seen you in person…you do NOT have big bones! You’re a tiny little thing. 🙂

  • Miss wrote:

    This is my kind of drink! Love the mint!

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

    I love that picture of you, so cute! I don’t drink, but look at that color?!! Wow 🙂

  • Erin A. wrote:

    Yes! I love this! My hubby LOVES love loves mojito’s and this is an awesome take on it! 🙂

    Still trying to figure out what to make for my blog post on St. Patty’s day….hmmm. Colcannon, Irish Soda bread, something sweet, meats…the possibilities are endless! 🙂

  • Lauren @ KeepItSweet wrote:

    This drink looks so fun! I love trying spins on the regular mojito.

  • Katrina wrote:

    Yum! Great looking mojito!

  • Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) wrote:

    My mojito loving hubby would love this!