By combining the ingredients of a minty mojito along with the key ingredients of a colorful cosmopolitan, it’s easy to stir up a fresh-tasting beverage brimming with flavor.
A timely indulgence, this icy drink is a fabulous choice when it comes to beating the heat of summer. One thing is certain: enjoying this seasonal sipper at any hot-weather gathering is sure to make a splash.
4 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons light rum
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur, such as Triple Sec
1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
Lemon-lime soda or club soda
Lime slices (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)
Place mint, sugar, and lime juice in a tall glass. With a muddler or back of spoon, crush mint until sugar has dissolved. Stir in rum and orange-flavored liqueur. Fill glass with crushed ice; pour cranberry juice cocktail into glass; top with soda. Stir drink well. Garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs, if desired. Makes 1 serving.