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Orange Mojito: Más Mojito Por Favor!

Orange Mojito: Más Mojito Por Favor!

Orange Mojito: Más Mojito Por Favor!

by | Sep 22, 2016

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!

Print Recipe
Orange Mojito
A citrusy-twist on a rum-based staple
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings
Ingredients
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime and orange wedges with the mint and simple syrup, reserving a slice or two and sprig for garnish.
  2. Add the ice cubes, rum and orange juice.
  3. Shake it well to mix and chill. Pour it in a glass and top off with the soda. Then drink it in one gulp like you are in Barcelona! Just kidding. Sip it, it’s best enjoyed that way.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, Sandi always dreamed of living on the coast. In her youth, she was always by the water; she was raised tending a big garden and stomping around in the creek. She spent her adolescent days on a Jet Ski or fishing on Lake James, N.C., and she and her friends would camp and hike the Linville Gorge. Attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she felt like she was getting out of my small-town box and living the city life; at the same time, she was getting a little closer to the ocean. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life she has created has been a blessing. She enjoys kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach, and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever she is. At home, she loves to cook and play with her dogs in the backyard. She also enjoys DIY home improvement endeavors. No outdoor shower, fire pit or flower bed is too big of a job! Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has taught Sandi that you really can enjoy your career.

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