Brown Sugar Mango Mojitos

I was a slow convert to the mojito. The margarita was an early favorite – and why stray from what you know you love? But the mojito is a nice alternative – a bit lighter, not as tart – and you just can’t have a margarita with ropa vieja.

We don’t like our drinks too sweet around here. We like them well-balanced, smooth, and potent. Here’s our twist on the classic mojito.

mojitoBrown Sugar Mango Mojitos

Take 4-5 leaves of fresh mint and drop in the bottom of a small juice glass or highball. Add a pinch of brown sugar and squeeze in the juice of a quarter of a fresh lime. Take a blunt object (end of a rolling pin, wooden spoon, pestel) and muddle these three ingredients. Pour in 1.5-2 ounces of mango rum (Tropic Isle Palms was a great inexpensive and smooth choice with a natural fruit flavor). Add a splash of club soda, a few ice cubes, and drop in another lime wedge. Drink on the patio, with friends.

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3 responses to “Brown Sugar Mango Mojitos

  1. Hmmmmmm….not a big fan of mojitos but sounds pretty sweet but I’m going to have to try that.

  2. Hey Pete! I often am not a big fan of mojitos in bars and restaurants – but this version is much better. You really taste the natural flavors and the rum, not just flavored syrup like the ones you get when you’re out.

  3. I’ll give it a try. Hope I can find that brand of Rum.

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