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Apple Cider Mojito Cocktail
Apple Cider Mojito Cocktail

Apple Cider Mojito

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.

Cider Mojito Cocktail Recipe
Cider Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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.

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Autumn Cocktail

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.

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Fall Cocktails

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.

Apple and Mint Mojito
Apple and Mint Mojito

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.

Mojito Recipe
Mojito Recipe

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.

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Cocktail Cider Mojito
Cocktail Cider Mojito
Apple Cider Mojito
Apple Cider Mojito

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. 

To add further interest to the apple cider cocktail you could add other apple-flavoured liquors or spirits such as Luxardo Sour Apple, Teichenné Manzana Verde Green Apple Schnapps or Apfel Korn.

Best Cider Mojito
Best Cider Mojito
Delicious Cider Mojito
Delicious Cider Mojito
Fall Inspired Cider Mojito
Fall Inspired Cider Mojito

APPLE CIDER MOJITO (SERVES 4)

INGREDIENTS

  • 240ml Apple Cider
  • 240ml Spiced Rum
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar Syrup
  • 2 Apples, cubed
  • Few handfuls of Mint leaves (spearmint is best)
  • 4 Small Cinnamon sticks
  • Ice cubes

METHOD

  1. Roughly tear a handful of mint leaves for each glass and drop into the bottom of one. Rub a mint leaf around the rim of each glass before dropping in.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup into a glass and then muddle (squish) together to release the mint flavour. Add a few ice cubes to each glass, followed by some diced apples.
  3. In a separate jug combine the cider and spiced rum and gently stir together with a spoon to combine but be careful not to lose the fizz of the cider.
  4. Pour the cider-rum evenly into each of the prepared glasses and stir together gently.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a cinnamon stick.

Apple Cider Mojito

Mojito Recipe with Apples

Apple cider mojito is a great autumn-winter cocktail. The addition of the spiced rum gives a delicious warmth. And the apples lend a wonderfully tart flavour to the apple mojito recipe. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 240ml Apple Cider
  • 240ml Spiced Rum
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar Syrup
  • 2 Apples, cubed
  • Few handfuls of Mint leaves (spearmint is best)
  • 4 Small Cinnamon sticks
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Roughly tear a handful of mint leaves for each glass and drop into the bottom of one. Rub a mint leaf around the rim of each glass before dropping in.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup into a glass and then muddle (squish) together to release the mint flavour. Add a few ice cubes to each glass, followed by some diced apples.
  3. In a separate jug combine the cider and spiced rum and gently stir together with a spoon to combine but be careful not to lose the fizz of the cider.
  4. Pour the cider-rum evenly into each of the prepared glasses and stir together gently.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a cinnamon stick.

Notes

If you have time try making your own sugar syrup infused with cinnamon. Alternatively try a dash of apple flavoured liqueur to give it another dimension.

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