This delicious mojito makes use of seasonal blood oranges, for a refreshing and easy homemade cocktail! Other types of orange can be used when blood orange is not available.

Orange Mojito - With Slice of Blood Orange Garnish and Mint Sprigs
While the majority of football viewers will be drinking beer, you can’t forget about the group of (mostly) ladies in the other room.  I rarely drink but when I do, mojitos are my drink of choice. It’s such a refreshing, clean drink that’s bubbly, minty, and citrusy, and it’s easy to put together.  With all the gorgeous blood oranges in season right now, you can make this fancy pants mojito and have everyone oooing and ahhhing, because blood oranges just seem to jazz up everything they touch.  Here’s how:

Place blood orange segments and fresh mint into a glass.

Fresh Mint and Blood Orange Slices in Glass to be Muddled

Muddle (if you don’t have a muddler use a strong spoon) to release the blood orange juice and the flavors in the mint.  Add 1 shot of rum to the glass:

Pouring Alcohol into Blood Orange Mojito Glass

Fill the glass with ice, and add simple syrup to taste.  Fill the glass almost to the top with club soda, and garnish with extra mint.

blood Orange and Mint Mojito in Glass

Blood Orange Mojito

This delicious mojito makes use of seasonal blood oranges, for a refreshing and easy homemade cocktail! Other types of orange can be used when blood orange is not available.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 blood orange
  • about 15 mint leaves + extra sprigs
  • 1 shot of white rum
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • club soda

Instructions 

  • Make the simple syrup by microwaving the sugar and water until dissolved.  Let cool.
  • Cut the quarter orange into slices, and place in a glass along with the mint.
  • Muddle (if you don’t have a muddler use a strong spoon) to release the blood orange juice and the flavors in the mint.  Add 1 shot of rum to the glass:
  • Fill the glass with ice, and add about half of the simple syrup.  Fill the glass almost to the top with club soda, then mix and taste.  Add more simple syrup if you like it sweeter.  Garnish with a slice of orange and extra mint sprigs.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Sodium: 3mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 28g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.