Water mint & Sorrel Mojito Recipe

There are a lot of different wild cocktails you could make – in fact, you could write a book on it – however, this Water mint & Sorrel Mojito is one of my favourites. I initially love mojitos and was delighted when I came up with this wild mojito recipe, I’ve not met a single person who hasn’t enjoyed this drink.

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Ingredients – per person:

  • 2 shots Bacardi (or other white rum)
  • 1 shot birch sap syrup (or sugar syrup)
  • 8 water mint leaves (or regular mint leaves)
  • 15 lambs sorrel leaves (or 30 wood sorrel – or a wedge of lime)
  • 100ml soda water
  • Crushed ice
  • Optional extras (other mints, douglas fir or other firs)

Method for our Water mint & Sorrel Mojito Recipe :

  1. Put the birch sap syrup and sorrel leaves in a glass, with a muddler (or the end of something solid – like a rolling pin) squish the sorrel leaves into the syrup – you’ll more than likely make the leaves into a bit of a mush to release the flavour, for 30 secs.
  2. Add the mint leaves and push down another 5 times to open up the flavour in them.
  3. Pour in your white rum and stir
  4. Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice and pour the soda water into the top of the glass
  5. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture and infuse the flavours throughout.
  6. Serve with a garnish of sorrel leaf and water mint leaf

Find more Mojito recipes here – it’s simply a case of substituting the regular ingredients with wild ones 🙂

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