Kiwi – Cilantro Mojito

Cocktail Ingredients:
4 sprigs of cilantro
4 mint leaves
1/4 lime
1 peeled and halved kiwi
1/2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tbsp. water
2 oz. rum
club soda

Instructions:
Muddle kiwi, cilantro and mint together. Add rum and ice then fill with club soda. Garnish with lime.

Whiskey Smash

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
2 tsp. Sugar
2-3 springs Fresh Mint

Instructions:
Muddle mint and sugar with 2 oz. shaved ice.
Add Whiskey and strain into sour glass.
Garnish with fruit.

Mint Julep

The first appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803 but the origins are clouded. What is known is that it has been the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. This drink is refreshing on a hot day and warms you up on a cold day. The cocktail is served traditionally in a metal glass but you may use others.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 1/4 oz. Burbon
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Water
4 sprigs Mint

Instructions:
Strip leaves from 2 sprigs of mint and mash with water and sugar in collins glass until sugar is dissolved.
Fill with shaved ice and pour in Burbon.
Stir until outside of glass is frosted.
Decorate with 2 sprigs of mint.
Serve with straws.

Gin Smash

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Gin
2 tbsp. Sugar
2-3 springs Fresh Mint

Instructions:
Muddle mint and sugar with 2 oz. shaved ice.
Add Brandy and water.
Strain into sour glass.
Garnish with fruit.

Dinah

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Blended Whiskey
1 oz. Sour Mix
1/2 tsp. Powdered Sugar
Mint

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.
Garnish with mint leaf.

Mojito

(pronounced [mo.hi.to])Mojito recipe
The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball cocktail. This is one of our favorite hot day drinks as it is very light and refreshing. Once you get the individual drink down, try making a pitcher to last longer.

Cocktail ingredients:
12oz Rum (usually white rum but you can use dark depending on your taste)
12 mint leaves
24oz Club soda (or sparkling water)
1/2 Lime
Tbs Sugar

Directions:
Muddle mint leaves and lime juice and a splash of club soda in a glass. Only bruise when muddling to release the oil of the leaves, do not shred them. Fill glass with ice and add remaining club soda and rum. Stir ingredients together. Garnish glass with lime wedge and mint leave.

Variations:
The Mojito is a good drink to experiment with! Try adding new flavors like muddling strawberries with the mint or using a flavored rum to change the taste. Some recommended flavors to try are Apple, Melon, Orange and Raspberry. Angostura bitters may be added to cut down the sweetness of the drink.