Thursday, February 19, 2015

Island Gingerito: Fun and Refreshing Cocktail

    Fooling around in the Rum Lab today, I came up with a new twist on the Mojito.  I'm looking for something that has a ginger taste and yet maintains the light and refreshing flavor of the Mojito.   One of the first things that came to my mind was the idea of using Barritt's Ginger Beer to liven up the taste, and to sweeten it with some agave nectar to give a richness that is lacking with regular simple syrup.  To balance the sweetness of the ginger beer and the sweetener I chose lemon juice instead of  the traditional Lime Juice.  I feel like this cocktail has a nice and very unique flavor that you might really enjoy.

Island Gingerito

  •      1 ½ oz. El Dorado Spiced Rum
  •       Juice of ½  Lemon
  •       2 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
  •       8 to 12 Mint Leaves
  •       ½ oz. Agave Nectar
Muddle the mint leaves with the agave nectar and lemon juice. Add ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and a mint sprig.