Lirah Lemongrass, Lime & Ginger Mojito

Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

This recipe gives a Lirah “twist” to this popular cocktail that usually consists of five ingredients – white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water & mint. The addition of Lirah Caramelised Lemongrass Balsamic adds zest, while the ginger brings a punchy kick! Fresh and fruity this drink is not just for Summer! For best flavour start preparing your sugar syrup a few hours ahead (or even the night before!)

 

Ingredients

 

For the Sugar Syrup:

  • 250ml water
  • 100g sugar
  • 4 slices fresh ginger, approx. 1/2cm thick
  • Handful fresh Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 fresh lemongrass stalk, thinly sliced

 

For the Mojito:

  • 100ml white rum, choose your favourite
  • 60ml of sugar syrup (see above)
  • 40ml Lirah Caramelised Lemongrass Balsamic
  • 1 lime, cut into quarters
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Ice
  • Soda water
  • Lemongrass stalks & lime, to garnish

 

Method

 

  1. For the Syrup: Place water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Take off the heat and add lemongrass, ginger and lime leaves. Set aside for a few hours before straining to allow flavours to develop. Note: 60ml of syrup will make 4 drinks. The rest can be stored in the fridge for 2 weeks or used for another round!
  2. For the Mojito: Divide cooled and strained syrup, Lirah Caramelised Lemongrass Balsamic, mint, lime quarters and white rum between 4 traditional highball glasses. Muddle the mint and lime to release the flavour.
  3. Add a generous amount of ice and top each glass with soda water. Stir to make sure everything is well combined.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with lemongrass stalks, lime wedges and extra mint.
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