Monday, April 3, 2017

Mojito Recipe With Classic Mint Jelly

Mojitos: The oldest-known recipe for the mojito appeared as the Mojo de Ron in a 1929 Cuban guide called Libro de Cocktail (The Cocktail Book).

Juice of one lime
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons Classic Mint Jelly 12.25oz (Pick Up Your Jar At Bonnes Amies)
2 ounces light rum
A splash of club soda
Mint leaves and lime slices for garnish

Heat mint jelly in a small dish in the microwave, or on the stovetop in a saucepan, until it melts and is pourable.
Combine lime juice, sugar, mint jelly and rum in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
Pour into glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime. Serve immediately.

Mint Jelly is one of those unique, timeless classics that complements heartier meats and game and is simply a must-have when serving lamb. We made ours with a touch of sugar, a little white grape juice and plenty of refreshing spearmint oil. It's the perfect accent to a gourmet feast and is great to have on hand when culinary creativity strikes!