Apricot-Ginger Mojito

A traditional mojito–also known as a Cuban highball–is made of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. This adaptation puts a particularly summery twist on the summer classic by adding the vibrant, jammy flavors of apricot and the spicy-exotic kick of ginger via a quick apricot-ginger syrup. Though the mint takes a back seat as a perky garnish, you can heighten its flavor by bruising it a bit (mashing it) in the cocktail.

Apricot-Ginger Mojito

For this bright, summery, and seductive recipe by GFF editor Cindy Rice’s son, Spencer, you make and use an apricot-ginger simple syrup. Feel free to make extra and use it as you wish. It’s lovely for virgin cocktails, too.
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 apricot seeded, peeled, and mashed
  • 1- inch piece ginger cut into coins
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • Seltzer water, plain or lime-flavored
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • 1 lemon sliced into wheels, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make an apricot simple syrup: in a small pot, combine the sugar, ½ cup water, the mashed apricot, and the ginger. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a bowl, discarding the solids, and let cool.
  2. To the cooled bowl of syrup, add the juice of 2 limes and the vodka. Mix well.
  3. To serve, fill 4 glasses with ice, divide the vodka mixture among the glasses, top with seltzer, garnish with mint leaves and lemon wheels, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Apricot-Ginger Mojito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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