With a thriving orange mint plant and the blood oranges I got at the farmer’s market on Saturday, I had to make mojitos. I followed a standard mojito recipe, but replaced limes with blood oranges and used orange mint instead of spearmint. The result was sweet and refreshing – perfect to sip during my lazy afternoon watching reality TV.
Makes 1 drink
- 1.5 oz white rum
- Half blood orange, cut into wedges
- 5 orange mint leaves (spearmint works as well) + more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Club soda
Add rum, blood oranges, mint, and sugar to a collins glass. Muddle the ingredients together then top with ice. Pour club soda over the ice, stir, add garnish, and serve!