This delicious spiced apple spin on the traditional mojito is quick and easy to make and perfect for a Christmas drinks party. The rum and festive spices give you an instant internal glow that soon spreads to your cheeks. I’ve used a chilled bottle of Appletiser to bring some fruity fizz to proceedings – it’s not too sweet so doesn’t turn it into a sickly affair. In fact, you could probably sink a few of these, so be warned.
I love having a new cocktail recipe up my sleeve for the holidays, especially one like this which you can rustle up in a matter of minutes. It’s really worth stocking up your drinks cupboard in advance so you can cater for any unexpected visitors who might call round.
Spiced Apple Mojito Cocktail with Appletiser
50ml spiced dark rum
1 lime, juice only
30ml cane sugar syrup
1 whole star anise
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint, plus extra leaves to garnish
1. Put the rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, spices and chopped mint into a cocktail shaker and give it a good mix to combine.
2. Fill two tall tumblers about a third full with crushed ice. Strain the rum mixture out of the shaker between the two glasses. Top up with appletiser, garnish with fresh mint sprigs and serve immediately.
If you’re in the mood for even more cocktails, and let’s face it who isn’t at this time of year, then here are some fantabulous ideas for you…
Green Apple Margarita with Appletiser – Tinned Tomatoes
Gin and Appletiser Christmas Cocktail – Fuss Free Flavours
Appletiser Prosecco Cocktail with Brandy – Maison Cupcake
Toffee Apple Dessert Cocktails with Appletiser – Cook Sister
Check out the chat at #CrownTheMoment and see if you can come up with your own cocktail idea!
Disclosure: I was commissioned by Appletiser to create this cocktail recipe, but all opinions are my own
I love my cocktails, but we do like to be responsible here at Feeding Boys, so please visit www.drinkaware.co.uk for advice about alcohol…
— Appletiser UK (@AppletiserUK) December 17, 2015