White Winter Mojito

 Tis the season for yummy food and spirits. Anna shared with you earlier this week her recipe for a vegan pumpkin roll. All the yumminess of a traditional roll sans the bad shit like gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. If your looking to impress your guest or you want a unique dish to bring to a party then this is it.

 

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We covered desert for you but I think it would be irresponsible of us not give you babes a great cocktail recipe to have in your repertoire. I originally came across this recipe on Half Baked Harvest and it looked so delicious I had it give it a try. Her original recipe was killer  but me being me I had tweak it a bit and add a little more spice with some ginger and orange bitters.

 

So babes I give to you the white winter mojito…..It taste like summer but looks like winter. The aesthetic matches the landscape but the flavors will transport you somewhere a bit more tropical. Exhibit picture right: totally vibing on the snowstorm whilst drumming up ideas for a winter escape. The conclusion, Anna and I are currently researching surf retreats for an early March get away. We are taking suggestions if any of you babes know of great surf retreats.

 

The white winter mojito is easily made into a mocktail just leave out the booze and replace with extra sparkling water!

 

What You Need

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  • Half of a lime cut into wedges
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger simple syrup (see below )
  • 1/2 tsp ginger juice
  • A dash of orange bitters
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk
  • sparkling water for topping
  • pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Candied ginger for garnish

How To Do It


 

For the Ginger Simple......

  • 1/4 pound ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Bring ginger, sugar, and water to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then gently simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve and reserve ginger for another use, then cool to room temperature. This yields about a cup of simple, which will keep for a about two weeks if stored in the fridge.

 

Ok Now For The Cocktail Mixing.....

In a glass, muddle the lime, sugar, simple syrup, ginger juice and mint leaves until the leaves have broken down. Fill the glass half way with ice.

In a shaker, combine the white rum, coconut rum, and coconut milk and shake until smooth. Pour over the ice and stir to combine. Top with sparkling water, pomegranate and candied ginger.

Note: coconut milk tends to be separated when you open up a fresh can. The thick cream hardens at the top of the can and the lighter liquid remains at the bottom. This is even more pronounced if you use regular coconut milk rather then the light. I always blend my coconut milk prior to use in order to get the best consistency. 

 

Enjoy!

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