Holiday Mojito

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

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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


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.

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


Adam Seger,

Sommelier Nacional 27, Chicago,

December 2009