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Vanilla Ginger Mojito

This Vanilla Ginger Mojito is the perfect drink to take you from summer to fall with a smile on your face.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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For the syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced in half with seeds scraped out
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled

For the cocktail

  • 2/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ounces vanilla rum
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces vanilla ginger syrup
  • Lime wedges for garnish, optional

Instructions

For the syrup

  1. Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan. Stir together the water and sugar, then add the scraped out beans from your vanilla bean, along with the whole bean, the vanilla extract, and the piece of ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar, and reduce the heat to simmer for about two minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for about fifteen minutes to steep. Remove the vanilla bean and ginger.

For the cocktail

  1. Add about a third of a cup of fresh mint leaves to two glasses. Add two ounces of vanilla rum to each glass and muddle the mint in the bottom of the glass by giving it a good smash with something blunt. I use the handle end of a butter knife.
  2. Fill each glass with plenty of ice, then divide the remaining ingredients between your two glasses.
  3. Garnish with a wedge of lime and some additional mint. Give it a good stir before drinking.

Equipment

Keywords: Mojito, Vanilla, Ginger

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