The Irish Mojito

Irish Mojito
We had just finished up our collection of Madtini cocktails for Saint Patrick’s Day when we spotted this drink posted at RecipeGirl.com. We’re a sucker for Mojitos all year round and this sounded too good to not try. Check out the original Irish Mojito post at RecipeGirl.com.
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz rum
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • juice of half a lime
  • juice of quarter of a lemon
  • splash of club soda
  • splash of creme de menthe
  • lime wedge

Ingredients
Muddle the juice of half a lime and mint leaves in a mixing glass. Add the rum, sugar and lemon juice. Add ice and shake the contents. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a splash of club soda, then drizzle creme de menthe so that it settles in the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Adapted from an awesome post at RecipeGirl.com.

The Double-Zee Pineapple Pepper Mojitotini – The DZZPPM for short

Double-Zee Pineapple Pepper Mojitotini

Double-Zee Pineapple Pepper Mojitotini

I couldn’t let it rest. After Zaigham Zulquernain (@zaigham_inc on Twitter) invited me out to Proof Vodka Bar at the Intercontinental Hotel on Bloor Street to celebrate his birthday, it occurred to me that the Madtini Lab Intoxicologists had not created a special drink for him. Zaigham has been a longtime supporter of Madtini and we’ve schemed a few ideas over the past year. I partially blame the oversight on the fact that our crew was catching up on Season 2 of True Blood before the new season started (dang you Sookie Stackhouse!!).

The night at Proof was all about the Mojito. Now ask anyone around the labs and they’ll tell you no one loves a delicious Mojito more than I do. I searched around for something just a bit out of the ordinary and found it on the Bacardi web site – behold the Pineapple Pepper Mojito. We stuck to the recipe on the site, but of course we like our martini glasses – so of course we served it up Madtini-style. The drink turned out to be a delicious combination of mint, pineapple and lime. The best thing about it is… I made enough for two.

Cheers from Madtini and Happy Birthday Zaig!! (a week late and a buck short)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Rum
  • 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 oz club soda

Preparation:

Rub the mint around the rim of the cocktail glass. Add the leaves to the glass. Squeeze the juice from half a lime and add that to the glass. Add 8 peppercorns and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Muddle lightly to mix the flavours. Add a handful of crushed ice. Pour the rum over the ice and add the pineapple juice and club soda. Garnish with a chunk of fresh pineapple.