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Hot Mojito

Yield Makes 8 drinks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups torn fresh mint leaves, plus 24 fresh mint leaves for mashing
  • 16 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 cups (16 fl. oz.) light rum
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish

Nutrition Information

  • calories 171
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.5 g
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 7 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Into a large teapot or heatproof pitcher, pour 6 cups boiling water over mint leaves. Allow to steep 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in each of 8 mugs or Irish coffee glasses, use a wooden spoon to mash 3 fresh mint leaves with 2 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lime juice.

  3. Add 1/4 cup (2 oz.) light rum and 3/4 cup of the mint tea, poured through a strainer, to each. If you like, you can garnish with a few fresh cranberries for Christmas red and green.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.