Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

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I hadn’t had a mojito in a long while and from what I remembered I didn’t like them that much. But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito.

JUMP TO RECIPE

It all started with my turmeric obsession (like this Mango Aguas Frescas, this Mango Margarita, and this Tomatillo Margarita). I was making some spiced French toast and decided to make a fruity turmeric syrup. It had sugar, orange juice, turmeric root, and orange and pomelo pieces in it (a pomelo is similar to a grapefruit). I tried it and decided it was too much like fruit salad and really, using anything but maple syrup and powdered sugar on French toast is a breakfast crime of epic proportions.

Put a sweet summer twist on the classic mojito by adding fruity simple syrup ice cubes, creating a sweet icy slush at the end of this Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito | www.megiswell.com
Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

It sat in the fridge for a while until I decided to use it for an alcoholic beverage. And then this delicious beverage was born from the ashes of failure.

Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

I split the syrup in half, adding water to one half and freezing it in ice cube trays. I left the other half unchanged, as a simple syrup with fruit in it. And that’s all that’s really different about this Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito. The rest is just your basic mojito. The addition of the fresh fruit in the simple syrup makes it a little more substantial and I really love the watered down simple syrup ice cubes (which also has fruit). By the time you get to the bottom of your drink you have a sweet, slightly alcoholic slushy you can snack on.

Put a sweet summer twist on the classic mojito by adding fruity simple syrup ice cubes, creating a sweet icy slush at the end of this Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito | www.megiswell.com
Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

The Best Laid Plans

The major lesson I’m learning as I recover from having my colon removed is that the best laid plans often go to waste. You can plan your best but obstacles will pop up. I originally was going to continue my kimchi inspired recipe run but I had too many pictures of these Kimchi Jjigae Tacos to edit.

Kimchi Jjigae Tacos
Kimchi Jjigae Tacos

Computer work is still difficult and I can’t do it for very long, which is why I chose to post the Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito-I had already edited all the photos.

Healing is still hard but it’s getting better. Here are some of my latest Facebook video updates.

The Recipe

If you can’t find a pomelo just use grapefruit. Or if you aren’t a grapefruit fan, I think any citrus fruit will do fine. I made these for a girlfriend painting day. We drank, ate a lot of food, and painted away (my painting ability is limited to splattering paint on the canvas, which worked pretty well for creating a new background photography prop-you’ll be seeing it eventually).

5 from 1 vote

Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

Put a sweet summer twist on the classic mojito by adding fruity simple syrup ice cubes, creating a sweet icy slush at the end of your drink.
Servings 1 mojito
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients

Orange Pomelo Syrup-makes about 2 cups

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric root peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange sections
  • 1/2 cup pomelo or grapefruit sections

Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

  • leaves Mint
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces white rum
  • 1.5 ounces club soda

Instructions

Orange Pomelo Syrup

  • Combine the sugar, orange juice, and turmeric root in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain out the turmeric and then add a 1/2 cup of orange and pomelo (or grapefruit) sections.
  • Separate the syrup into two equal portions. With one, mix in 1 cup water (or equal part water) and then spoon it into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. Put the other half in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.

Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

  • In a shaker lightly muddle the mint so that it is bruised and has released it's flavor.
  • Add the Orange and Pomelo Simple Syrup, lime juice, rum, and fill the rest of the shaker with ice.
  • Shake well and pour into a glass. Top with the club soda and 1 or 2 (depending on how sweet you want your drink), of the frozen Orange and Pomelo Simple Syrup ice cubes.

Notes

Just use grapefruit if pomelos aren't available.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages

Put a sweet summer twist on the classic mojito by adding fruity simple syrup ice cubes, creating a sweet icy slush at the end of this Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito | www.megiswell.com

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  1. This cocktail makes my jaw dropped. It’s weird, but it works!!! I won’t mind drinking this gorgeous mojito all summer long. LOVE xo

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