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The Mimosa Mojito

Two orange mojitos served in highball glasses, garnished with fresh mint sprigs.

Mimosa meets mojito - this unique twist on a summery cocktail is bright, crisp, bubbly, and refreshing. Orange juice adds an extra citrusy flavor to the classic mojito, topped off with champagne instead of club soda for a classy touch. 

  • Author: alexandra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: cocktail shaker
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice (preferably freshly-squeezed)
  • 10-20 spearmint leaves, depending on size
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces orange juice (preferably freshly-squeezed)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces brut champagne
  • raw sugar, for muddling
  • ice
  • spearmint sprig, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Muddle the mint: Combine the lime juice and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Sprinkle with raw sugar and use a muddler to crust the mint and release its oils. 
  2. Combine and shake: Add the white rum, orange juice, and simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice and shake until well-combined and thoroughly chilled. 
  3. Strain and garnish: Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled about 3/4 of the way with ice. Top with champagne and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Serve immediatley.

Equipment

Notes

To make simple syrup: Combine equal parts water and sugar in a jar. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring intermittently, until the sugar has dissolved. You can also do this in a saucepan set on the stove over medium heat.

Substitutions: 

  • Raw sugar can be substituted for granulated sugar if necessary.
  • To make a basic orange mojito, use club soda in place of champagne. Adjust the simple syrup to taste.

 

Keywords: mimosa mojito, orange mojito, flavored mojito, summer drink, alcoholic beverage