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Holiday Mojito

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
Yield

Makes 1 cocktail

Rum, mint, and a delightful pairing of fruit juices make this mojito the perfect holiday cocktail.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge
  • Superfine sugar
  • Marinated Cranberries*
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 3 orange wedges
  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • 1 ounce orange bitters
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 ounce Mint Syrup
  • Cracked ice
  • Club soda

How to Make It

  1. Rub a lime wedge around rim of a glass, and dip in superfine sugar. Place 3 rounded teaspoonfuls of Marinated Cranberries in the glass; muddle until berries are crushed. Add 3 lime wedges, orange wedges, and mint leaves; muddle. Stir in rum, orange bitters, cranberry juice, fresh orange juice, and Mint Syrup. Add cracked ice, and top with club soda. Stir.

  2. *To make, cover fresh cranberries with orange-flavored rum for 2 days to 2 weeks.

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