These Blood Orange Mojitos combine fresh mint, blood orange juice and light rum for a perfectly refreshing and colorful spring drink!
There is a serious lack of delicious cocktails on this site. Seriously. We make fun cocktails pretty often, especially in the summer, but we’re usually having too much fun to stop and take pictures!
Yesterday I found out that one of my good friends is moving far, far away… ACROSS THE OCEAN far away. Wahhhh. Sometimes the Navy and I are not friends. We’re kind of in a fight right now.
So I needed a drink. Or like, 10.
I got a whole bunch of blood oranges from a friend’s tree. More than I could eat before they went bad. So I juiced a bunch of them, and the juice became the base for some yummy mojitos. I love how pretty blood oranges are! They’re perfect for drinks and desserts. Our mint plant is flourishing right now, so mojitos were an obvious choice. I need to use lots of mint before the summer heat takes its toll on my poor plant.
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 tbsp blood orange juice
- 2 tbsp simple syrup
- 1.5 oz light rum
- Club soda or seltzer
- Place the mint leaves in a glass and use a muddler (or wooden spoon) to smash the leaves up a bit.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- In a shaker, combine blood orange juice, simple syrup and rum. Shake, then pour over ice.
- Top with club soda, then garnish with a sprig of mint and an orange slice.
These were so bright and refreshing! Perfect for drowning my sorrows. Just kidding… kinda.
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What are your favorite spring and summer cocktails?!