Strawberry “Moon-jito” featuring Onyx Moonshine

Strawberry "Moon-jito" featuring Onyx Moonshine

I promised the recipe for this refreshing twist on the classic Mojito a couple weeks ago but life and vacations away from my computer had put this post on hold.  Everyone knows I love Mojitos. This famous Cuban highball has earned its place in cocktail history and was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. Does that mean we’re kindred spirits?  Writing and booze?  I’ll take it for what it’s worth.

Mojitos have five ingredients and many variations.  White rum, sugar (cane, or simple syrup) mint, lime and club soda.  That’s it.  Dave makes the best Mojitos I’ve ever had, bar none, so I started with his recipe as a base for the “Moon-jito” switched out the rum for the Onyx Moonshine and added the strawberries.  I could go on and on but I’ll stop tantalizing you and just give you the recipe.

 

Mint

Fresh mint and limes are a must. We have several varieties of mint growing in our yard: spearmint, sweet mint and chocolate mint, depending on the flavor I want to impart in the mojito.  If you grow your own, be smart and grow it in a container or it’ll overrun your garden.

Relax with a Moon-jito on a warm summer evening, raise your glass with a hearty “cheers” and enjoy.

The Strawberry “Moon-jito” featuring Onxy Moonshine

Ingredients

1.5 oz Onyx Moonshine

1 oz simple syrup (recipe below)

Lime wedges

Fresh strawberries

Mint leaves

Club Soda

 

Instructions

In a tall glass muddle mint, lime and strawberries with the simple syrup.  Don’t shred the mint, just crush it to release the oils.  Stir to raise the mint and distribute it throughout the glass.

Fill the glass with ice, add the Onyx, give it another stir and top with club soda.  Garnish with a strawberry and mint.

Simple Syrup

Put 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar is a small sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, stir for 30 seconds to ensure all the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator for several weeks if you don’t use it up making cocktails that is!

 

Here’s another variation from our friends at Onyx, the Red, White & Blue “Moon-jito”.  You can find it here.  For the latest MartiniHunter discoveries, recipes and more, be sure to join the party and  sign up below.  Cheers!

Thanks for stopping by… Cheers!

What’s your favorite variation of a Mojito? Leave a comment, I’d love to know.

 

Moon-jito

 

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