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Test Kitchen Approved

Ruby Red Mojito

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

1 Minutes

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Sweet Jamaican Allspice and minty California Bay Leaves give this refreshing Cuban cocktail layers of complex flavors.

Ingredients

For simple syrup:

1 cups water

½ cups granulated sugar



For mojito:

1 sprig fresh mint, plus more to garnish

1 oz. simple syrup

3 oz. grapefruit juice

2 oz. white rum

Club soda, to top

Grapefruit slices, to garnish

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • California Bay Leaves

    The California bay is a native evergreen tree that grows to 80 feet in height. There are different species of the laurel family, California bay lea...

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  • Jamaican Allspice Berries

    Originally known as pimiento, and then Jamaica or Myrtle pepper, the taste of allspice is described by most as a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, a...

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Directions

For simple syrup: In a small pot over medium heat, stir water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add Jamaican Allspice and California Bay Leaf. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. Steep until room temperature, about 20 min. Strain and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

 

For mojito: In a cocktail shaker, muddle sprig of fresh mint in simple syrup to release oils. Add grapefruit juice and rum. Shake and strain into tall glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with mint and grapefruit slices.