I just love summer and warm sunny happy hours! This week I’ve created the popular Mojito rum cocktail with a twist, Pomegranate Mojito. I’m always looking to make my beverages nutritious and in my mind pomegranate juice qualifies as a power food addition! One of the oldest known fruits, the pomegranate is an amazing nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich fruit. Cheers to happy hour and a nutritious Mojito!
Originating in the city of Havana on the island of Cuba, the Mojito became internationally popular when the renowned writer Ernest Hemingway took a liking to the drink while visiting a local Cuban bar. He then began drinking the cocktail when he returned to Key West in the states and its popularity took off!
Summer Drink Recipes
Here’s another Mojito recipe with a tropical twist. By adding fresh pineapple and pineapple rum to the classic mojito you’ve gone tropical with a refreshing Pineapple Mojito Punch! And here are more drink recipes to add to your happy hour menu, trust me, you’re going to love them all! Raspberry Basil Lemonade is bursting with the summertime flavors of lemonade, fresh raspberries, fragrant basil leaves and a splash of vodka! An easy recipe for happy hour on a warm summer evening, picnic or barbecue! Berry Pink Lemonade Prosecco Punch is flavored with puckering raspberry lemonade and bubbly Prosecco and topped off with the sweet bursts of fresh berries and is as pretty as it is delicious! Frozen peaches, Peach Schnapps and Prosecco whirl up into a fabulously delicious Peach Bellini Slushy that you will want to make over and over again this season! Cheers to wine slushy season! The tropical flavors of coconut, pineapple and lime blend together beautifully for the Caribbean Sunset Cocktail , an island inspired cocktail.
Pomegranate Mojito is an easy drink recipe for the classic mojito but with a twist of added pomegranate juice for a flavorful cocktail!
Combine mint leaves, lime juice, lime slices and superfine sugar. Using end of wooden spoon or mortar and pestle, muddle ingredients together to release mint oils and lime flavors.
Add soda, rum and pomegranate juice. Serve over ice. Garnish with additional mint and lime slices
Makes 6 cups.