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Arugula Mojito

Arugula Mojito

Barely adapted from here.
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Brandon Matzek


  • Honey
  • Hot water
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz. gin
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig, to garnish


  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.