Orange Mojito: Más Mojito Por Favor!
My best friend Nadia lived in Barcelona, Spain, for a few years and I had the privilege of going to visit her. We toured the city like locals using Barcelona’s bike-borrowing system called bicing. We visited architecture by Gaudi, took in the Gothic quarters, sampled food in La Boqueria and slept just outside the Arc de Triomf replica. The best part of the entire trip was visiting the beaches and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. After swimming in the sea, everything smelled better and tasted better, and my spirit felt cleansed by the waters. Maybe that is why the unique mojitos were the best I have ever had.
Most people know the mojito as the signature mint and lime drink that is usually drank while lounging by the pool in the summer. But in reality, the mojito can be a year-round drink and it is a staple of Barcelona. What many people don’t realize is that the mojito comes in many different flavors other than mint and limes. In Barcelona we had strawberry mojitos and orange mojitos and melon mojitos; the options were endless.
If you happen to be on vacation, you will likely find a nice selection of mojitos, but here in the States you will probably have to mix up your own if you are looking for a variety outside of the traditional mojito. The orange mojito was among my favorite while on vacation in Spain. It incorporated the traditional oranges as well as blood oranges, clementines and mandarin oranges. Not only was it appealing in looks but it made me feel like a true Barceloní.
Next time you want to try something original and exotic, try my twist on the fantastic mojito. Disfrutar!