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posted: 06/08/13

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Lemon Ginger Mojito | The refreshing flavors of lemon, ginger, and mint in a delicious mojito! Or make the classic with my traditional mojito recipe.
 
 
Lemon Ginger Mojito | The refreshing flavors of lemon, ginger, and mint in a delicious mojito!
 
 
There’s this restaurant in Milwaukee, that I loooooove. It’s called Cubanitas, and it has the most delicious Cuban food.
 
Empanadas, ham coquettes, banana chips with guacamole, and a cuban sandwich that is to die for. I mean, after you eat it, you kind of think to yourself, “Okay. I’m good. My life is complete.”
 
As good as all their food is, their Mojito is out of this world. It is just the absolute perfect combination of mint, rum, sugar, and lime. And they shove a sugar cane stick in there that kind of makes all your dreams come true.
 
Lemon Ginger Mojito | The refreshing flavors of lemon, ginger, and mint in a delicious mojito!
 
Right next to Cubanitas is a sushi restaurant. And more than once, we have gone ahead and had a few too many mojitos at Cubanitas, and then walked over to have some sushi.
 
One of my favorite things about getting sushi (besides the actual sushi) is the pickled ginger that comes on the side. I might be a weirdo, but it is literally making my mouth water as I type this.
 
Lemon Ginger Mojito | The refreshing flavors of lemon, ginger, and mint in a delicious mojito!
 
So this drink is like an homage to that experience (that makes me sound a real snob, huh?). Mojitos followed by pickled ginger.
 
If you love ginger, you are going to want to double the amount I call for. I looooove ginger, but I know that not everyone does. The ginger, the mint, and the lemon all together is such a wonderful flavor combination.
 
And once you’ve made your lemon simple syrup (which is like a liquid lemon drop and needs to be used in about three hundred additional recipes) this drink comes together quicker than you can yell, “Pull up a lawn chair and grab my favorite cooking magazine!”
 
Lemon Ginger Mojito | The refreshing flavors of lemon, ginger, and mint in a delicious mojito!
 
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Lemon Ginger Mojito

Serves: 1 mojito
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Ingredients

  • For Lemon Simple Syrup
  • juice of two lemons
  • zest of two lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • water
  • For the Mojito
  • 5 mint leaves
  • one inch of ginger peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 TBSP lemon simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • white soda

Instructions

  • Make the lemon simple syrup by putting one cup sugar into a small sauce pan. Zest the lemons over the sugar.
  • Juice two lemons into a measuring cup. Top the lemon juice with water so that you have one cup liquid.
  • Combine the liquid and the sugar and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring until well combined.
  • Strain the simple syrup to remove the zest.
  • Cool before using in the drink.
  • To make your mojito, in the bottom of a glass muddle the ginger, mint, and simple syrup (I used the end of an ice cream scoop and it worked beautifully).
  • Add ice to the glass.
  • Pour in the rum and then top with the soda, stir well to combine.
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. FrugalFoodieMama says

    I LOVE the lemon simple syrup! Mojitos are our drink of choice in the summer. I have a nice big mint plant on the deck, so we have mojitos at least 2 evenings a week since summer started. ;) I have been making all kinds of variations myself!

  2. gottagetbaked.com says

    Mojitos are my absolute favourite – it’s always my go-to drink when I go out. I love this lemon ginger spin! These are gorgeous photos. They make me want to reach into my screen for a tall glass!

  3. Julie says

    I’m getting HUNGRY reading your post. I love Cuban food!

    This drink looks so good. I love mojitos and I am loving all of the variations that I have seen lately. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  4. Tara @ Suburble says

    Here is where I admit something kind of embarrassing: I’ve never had a mojito before! I know – wha…? I’ve been living under a rock. But, I have a mint plant in the back yard, and I think that it’s time that I give it a whirl! I’ll let you know how it goes! :)

  5. Cathy Trochelman says

    This sounds soooo good, Lisa! Gorgeous pics!!

  6. Amy of While Wearing Heels says

    You just made my mouth water and pucker in delight. This looks DELICIOUS. And, your pictures are so beautiful. And, now I want sushi.

  7. Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com says

    Oh man how I love ginger!!! This would hit the spot right about now and help wash away my “vacation is over” tears!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    You need to teach me how to photograph cocktails. I totally suck at that and yours are so gorgeous!! And you need to bring me one of these!

  9. Julie E says

    These mojitos sound fabulous for summer Lisa. Love the pictures too!

  10. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    I just love mojitos Lisa! This lemon and ginger combo has got my tongue tingling – can’t wait to give it a try!

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