Monday, July 11, 2016

Chocolate Mojitos! National Mojito Day

Today is National Mojito Day, and what could be better than a Chocolate Mojito?

This first recipe is from Divine Chocolate. It was created for Divine by the mixologist at the Virgin Clubhouse, Heathrow, London. 

1. Chocolate Mojito

Ingredients 
3/4 lime diced
2 Tbsp brown sugar
8 mint leaves, 1 mint leaf for garnish
1 Tbsp melted Divine Dark Chocolate
100 ml Dark Rum
10ml Creme de Cacao

Directions 
Pour creme de cacao in tall drinking glass
Mix lime, mint, and sugar, and mix into creme de cacao
Add melted Dark Chocolate
Fill glass with crushed ice
Pour dark rum over ice and mix with long spoon.
Taste and add more sugar or ice if needed.
Garnish with a sprig of mint

And if one recipe is good, two is even better. Sorry, I can't remember where I found this recipe, but it does work!

2. Chocolate Mojito

Ingredients
2 Sugar Cubes
1 Tbsp Chocolate Extract
1 ounce Rum
1 Lime
4 ounces Club Soda
Fresh Chocolate Mint Leaves
1/2 - 1 cup Crushed Ice
Coarse Sugar
Chocolate Shavings

Directions
Wet lid of glass and garnish with coarse sugar. Add sugar cubes and chocolate extract to glass and crush the sugar cubes. Take a sprig of chocolate mint leaves and flatten out to release flavor. Pick off the leaves and add to glass. Cut lime into 4 wedges, squeeze juice of 2 of wedges into glass and then drop them in. Add rum. Add Ice until just below the rim of the glass. Use spoon to mix up what's in glass. Top off with club soda. Add lime wedge and straw to glass. Shave some chocolate onto drink for garnish. Put another sprig of chocolate mint next to straw so you'll smell the mint when you drink.

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