Brandy mojitos!

July 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm 2 comments

Our first summer heatwave in Vancouver seems like the perfect opportunity to to share this recipe for the most dangerously delicious cocktail going – brandy mojitos! We discovered it a couple of months ago at a winemaker’s dinner at Fraiche, a very posh place in West Vancouver. I’m not sure that I’ve ever tasted brandy until recently, but now we’re hooked, at least for summer when mojitos are the perfect answer to a sunny patio.

Below are instructions for making one mojito. We’ve started making pitchers of them to avoid having to move from our sunny spot on the deck when it’s time for a refill – double, triple, quadruple as you like.

Brandy Mojito (for 1 person)
1 ounce (30ml) brandy
2 wedges of lime
1 large mint sprig
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger juice (optional)
Ginger ale

Fill a large cocktail glass (or any drinking glass) about half full with ice. Using a mortar and pestle set, mash together lime wedges, sugar and ginger juice until sugar has dissolved. Add in mint leaves and gently mash or “muddle” them with the sticky lime-y mess. Be gentle: you want to bruise the mint leaves enough to release the flavour but not so much that they turn to bits. Pour the lime-ginger-mint mixture into the cocktail glass with the brandy and top with ginger ale and extra ice. Serve with a straw and a summer day!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sam  |  July 7, 2010 at 5:15 am

    This looks delicious!! I will definitely be trying this the next hot, sunny afternoon I have at home. Thanks for sharing 😀

  • 2. MrBrownThumb  |  July 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of brandy mojitos before, but I’m going to have to try to make some. Especially since I have so much mint right now.

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