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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

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.
Course Beverages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 mojito
Author Megan Wells

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. In a shaker lightly muddle the mint so that it is bruised and has released it's flavor.
  2. Add the Orange and Pomelo Simple Syrup, lime juice, rum, and fill the rest of the shaker with ice.
  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

Just use grapefruit if pomelos aren't available.