|National Mojito Day: Summer Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate|
|ABC News||Jul 11, 2013, 8:08 AM|
National Mojito Day is July 11. We don't know how these holidays are devised, but who needs an excuse to drink a refreshing cocktail in the summertime.
From mojitos with a pomegranate twist to low-calorie versions from Skinnygirl Cocktails, these varieties will kick off your celebration today and all summer long. If you're throwing a backyard barbecue or an evening cocktail party, stir up any one of these recipes for your guests. Cheers!
1. The Skinnygirl Mojito
Credit: Skinnygirl Cocktails
Pour Skinnygirl Mojito over ice in a tall glass. Stir in mint leaves for a splash of color. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge. No muddling required. Enjoy!
2. Pomegranate Mojito Ingredients
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except the mint and shake well. Mull the mint in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Strain the pomegranate mixture into the glass with the mulled mint, stir well and serve.
This recipe from the "GMA" archive is courtesy of Icon Restaurant at the W Hotel - The Court.
3. Skinnygirl Cocktails' Va-Va-VoomojitoCredit: Skinnygirl Cocktails
Squeeze lime wedge into glass, muddle fruit with mint leaves and vodka. Add ice, agave nectar and top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
4. Armani Mojito This recipe, courtesy of New York City's Armani Ristorante, trades rum for vodka for a twist on the classic mojito.
Muddle strawberries and basil. Then, shake together with vodka, simple syrup and ice. Strain into rocks glass. Top with soda, as needed.
5. Coconut and Chili Mojito
The addition of red chili pepper kicks up the standard mojito. Recipe courtesy of the La Plage restaurant at the Tom Beach Hotel in St Barth.
Muddle mint leaves and and chili pepper in a glass. Place ice in the glass (tumbler) and incorporate the rums, coconut cream milk, and brown sugar. Squeeze the juice of the three lime slices into the drink. Use a spoon to mix all ingredients. Top with a splash of sparkling water (Perrier) or club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and chili pepper slice.