Lately, I’ve been growing mint like it’s my job so I wanted to create a recipe that would highlight it nicely. When I think of mint, what comes to mind? Obviously a mojito.
What is a mojito?
The classic mojito is of Cuban origin and includes rum, mint, lime and sugar.
This version is definitely not true to the classic, but that’s okay! Sometimes you need a fun twist on an old favorite. What’s great about this drink is that you probably have most of these ingredients on hand which makes it even easier to throw together for happy hour.
The main spirit in a mojito is generally rum. For this take, I used a very interesting light rum from Callisto Spirits. It’s a botanical blend so it has more of a floral and bright flavor profile.
From there, I wanted something that would play off of the bouquet nicely and I found just the thing: Passion Tea.
Passion tea has gotten super popular among the Starbucks crowd lately. They make a fabulous lemonade refresher using their own passion tea. Ordering one in the afternoon is such a treat and makes the day feel bright and slightly tropical. It kind of makes you feel like you’re getting away with having a cocktail while walking around Target. What could be better?
I brewed some Tazo Passion Tea because it has hibiscus, orange peel and a kick of cinnamon. That said, you can certainly use your favorite brand.
Feel free to mix yourself up one of these but, even better, make a pitcher to share with friends!
Passion Tea Mojito
- 2 oz light rum try Callisto Spirits botanical rum
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 2 oz fresh brewed passionfruit tea chilled
- 1 oz club soda
- 4 mint leaves
- Gently muddle your mint leaves at the bottom of your glass.
- Add rum, simple syrup and lime juice, and tea.
- Add ice and stir.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with more mint.