Arugula Mojito

Arugula Mojito

Arugula might not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when making cocktails; however, I assure you that it’s peppery green flavor works perfectly in this refreshing mojito.  A handful of leafy arugula is muddled with bright lime juice and honey simple syrup, then shaken with woodsy gin.  Finished with a fragrant sprig of mint, this Arugula Mojito is a delightfully complex beverage perfect for a warm spring afternoon.  With each sip, you’ll get a pleasant noseful of mint – a slight nod to the classic mojito.  What are your favor springtime beverages?  Share your thoughts below plus get the Arugula Mojito recipe.

Just for fun:  IS THAT A MOJITO?

Arugula Muddled Arugula

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Arugula Mojito
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
 
Barely adapted from here.
Ingredients
  • Honey
  • Hot water
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz. gin
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Start by making a honey simple syrup. The ratio is 3 parts honey to 1 part hot water. I measured 1/3 cup of honey into a small bowl then filled the 1/3 cup one third of the way full with hot tap water. Pour the hot water over the honey, gently stirring to combine.
  2. To a cocktail shaker, add 3/4 oz. honey simple syrup, arugula and lime juice. Using a muddler (or a wooden spoon), mash up the arugula several times. The arugula should look bruised, not pulverized. Add the gin, cap and shake to mix the flavors.
  3. Fill a short tumbler with ice. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer (this is called double straining) into the tumbler. Garnish with a mint sprig.

 

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4 Responses to Arugula Mojito

  1. 1

    This takes eating your greenery to new levels :)

  2. 2
    anda says:

    Very interesting. I will try this, maybe blending the arugula with mint. Arugula is great for the liver, so it’s like you’re cleaning your liver as you’re drinking :))

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