Orange Mint Hibiscus Mojitos

To kick off our Foodbuzz 24×24 party we made mojitos and margaritas, We began by making an agave hibiscus simple syrup by boiling down hibiscus leaves with agave nectar. Once we had our syrup, it was time to make mojitos. We are lucky enough to have our own orange mint plant in our garden this year, but if you cannot find orange mint regular mint works as well. These mojitos are very unique, the hibiscus flowers give them a great pink color and a hint of floral flavor; very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Orange Mint Hibiscus Mojitos
Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup agave nectar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tbsp dried hibiscus leaves
  • 1 small orange
  • 3 limes (cut into wedges)
  • 1 cup orange mint leaves (or any kind of mint)
  • 3 cup sparkling water
  • cup white rum
  • ice
  • extra mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat water and agave nectar over medium heat with hibiscus until the sugar is dissolved (about 5-10 minutes).
  2. Strain through a fine strainer, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible.
  3. Food process the mint leaves with zest from ¼ of the orange and a bit of ice.
  4. Divide between 4 mojito glasses, add 4 lime wedges to each glass and muddle.
  5. Add ice to each glass and top with 1.5 oz of rum, 2 tsp of hibiscus syrup (or more to taste), and ½ cup of sparkling water.
  6. Garnish with thinly sliced limes and mint leaves.

 

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