We love a good mojito recipe, and this apple cider mojito is a winner.
Usually we think of mojitos as a summer drink with it’s light minty flavour notes. But with the addition of the spiced rum you get a delicious autumn-winter warmth. And the apples lend a wonderfully tart flavour to the apple mojito recipe. All together it’s a refreshing yet seasonal cocktail.
This easy mojito recipe is great for a crowd, you can simple double-up the ratios to make a pitcher. We know some of our friends Stateside love this as a thanksgiving cocktail.
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What’s a mojito?
A Mojito is a Cuban highball cocktail. It traditionally contains the 5 ingredients of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. It has a lovely flavour combination of sweetness, citrus, and herbaceous.
How to make a mojito
To make a traditional mojito you need to muddle the mint leaves with sugar and lime juice. Then add a splash of soda water and fill a highball glass with ice. Next you pour the rum over the ice and top up with more soda water. Finish with a garnish of mint leaves and serve with a straw.
Best rum for a mojito
Traditionally white rums are used for mojito. Popular white rums include Barcardi Silver Rum, Havana Club Anejo Rum, Apple White Rum, and Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum.
Best mint for a mojito
The classic variety of mint used for mojitos is spearmint which is widely available. Spearmint has a softer flavour than peppermint which would be too strong for this cocktail.
What’s in an apple cider mojito?
This fall-inspired mojito combines apple cider, spiced rum and sugar syrup along with mint leaves. The cocktail is garnished with diced apples, more mint and a cinnamon stick. You pile the glass high with diced apple which then tastes deliciously infused to nibble on after you’ve finished the drink.
Can I use other ingredients for the cider mojito?
Absolutely! The best thing about these kinds of recipes is playing around with other ingredients to find the one you enjoy the most.
You could make your own sugar syrup and infuse it with cinnamon to add extra warmth and spiced flavour.
Likewise, you could try infusing with other warming spices such as cloves, star anise, nutmeg, or ginger.