Grab Your Mint Leaves – It’s Time to Celebrate National Mojito Day with BACARDI Rum
With National Mojito Day taking place today here are two exciting mojito recipes from BACARDÍ, that add a tasty twist to the classic cocktail we know and love.
A hot new take on the classic mojito, is the BACARDÍ Lime Mojito. A sweet and zesty fusion of BACARDÍ’s newest flavor – BACARDÍ Lime, this libation combines caster sugar, mint leaves, lime wedges, and club soda to create a timeless rendition of the iconic Cuban highball that will transport you to Old Havana.
If you’re in the market for a mojito but you’re feeling a bit more audacious, the BACARDÍ Pomegranate Mojito might tickle your fancy! Combining the backbone of any good mojito – BACARDÍ Superior with Liber & Co pomegranate syrup, club soda, lime juice, sugar, and mint, this heady concoction is sure to help you understand why we’ve reserved a whole day to sing the mojito’s praises.
BACARDÍ Lime Mojito
2 parts BACARDÍ® Lime Flavored Rum
4 Lime Wedges
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
1 part Club Soda
1 Sprig of fresh mint
Method: Add the lime wedges, sugar and mint leaves and gently muddle until the limes release juice. Add BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum and mix the ingredients with a bar spoon. Fill with crushed ice and stir once again. Add club soda and garnish with mint.
BACARDÍ Pomegranate Mojito
1 ½ parts BACARDÍ Superior rum
1 part Liber & Co. pomegranate syrup
¼ part fresh lime juice and sugar
1 part Club Soda
9 each Mint Leaves
Method: Gently muddle green mint leaves with the grenadine in a mason jar. Add the rocks mix, BACARDÍ Superior rum and ice and shake for five seconds. Top with club soda and garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
About Bacardi Rum
February 4, 1862. The Bacardí family, led by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, buy a distillery in Santiago de Cuba. They throw away the rule book and make their own unique blends with a revolutionary rum-making process that would change the way rum was made forever.
The Bat – In Cuba, bats are considered lucky. When Doña Amalia Bacardí spotted fruit bats in the distillery, she insisted that a bat should appear on every bottle. Has our little mascot helped us survive and succeed against the odds? We’ll never know – but the bat is here to stay.