Being Gluten Free means missing out on green beer at the bars, which then leads you to drinks containing Midori or Apple Schnapps, which I am not a fan of. So when it came to festive drinks, we needed to get creative. Luckily my friend Grant thought of making an anytime drink, The Mojito, a little more festive.
What You Need:
- Barcardi Superior Rum
- Soda Water
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Sugar and/or Simple Syrup
- Crushed Ice
- Cocktail mixer
- A muddler or mashing device
- Green Food Coloring (optional)
Place 2-3 Lime Slices & 4-5 Mint Leaves in glass (change according to preference). We didn’t have a muddler so we used the end of a spoon to mash them to bring out the flavors-very important step!
We didn’t make simple syrup, and opted to pour sugar straight into the glass-this is really a preference, so start out with 1 TBSP and let each individual add more to their drink if needed. If you want to take the little extra time to make simple syrup-here’s a fast and easy recipe
Pour muddled contents into mixture along with Approx 1 cup of crushed ice (leave room at the top). Pour in 1.5 ounces of Rum and then fill the rest with about 1/2 cup of Soda Water. Shake Well.
Pour back into glass. Add a drop or two of green food coloring to make it a little more festive & enjoy!
(Don’t forget that adding more sugar will help make it tastier)
Thank you to Grant for bringing over the supplies and creating these festive specialty drinks! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!