Lately, I’ve not been one for drinking spirits. I’m not sure why, maybe because I’m getting older and those college days in New Orleans have indelibly left their mark…or perhaps because life on the Island is a better relaxant than any kind of alcohol. Maybe because I enjoy a good glass of red wine more than anything else.
Those days might be over!
For the ginger-mint mojito sundowner (or in my case, nightcap), you will need:
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup rum
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1-2 tsp. ginger root, peeled and minced
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pellegrino
Place these ingredients into a bowl and mash them with a spoon. Let the potion sit for 20 minutes. Fill your glass with as many ice cubes as you see fit and strain the rum mixture into your glass along with 1/2 cup pellegrino. Garnish with mint sprigs. Share with a friend and savor while you watch the sunset!
ginger-mint mojito sundowner