With Summer officially here, there is no better way to kickstart this weekend than by celebrating National Mojito Day on Friday, July 11, with the Cruzan Peach Dream Mojito. While a traditional mojito is made with white rum, sugar, lime and fresh mint crushed into a glass, the Cruzan Peach Dream Mojito modernizes this recipe with juicy Cruzan Peach Rum, lavender bitters and honey syrup. It's a luxe take on a classic cocktail, and is sure to be a refreshing addition to any National Mojito Day plans.
Cruzan Rum is a brand based on the island of St. Croix, one of the Virgin Islands, at a distillery that was established in 1760. Their rum is distilled in a fashion similar to Cuban rum, and they offer a variety of flavors, such as Coconut, Key Lime, Banana, Black Cherry, Mango, and the star of the recipe, Peach. Their facility offers tours of the facility for $5, and allows you to sample all their flavor varieties at the end of their tour.
Cruzan Peach Dream Mojito
1 part Cruzan® Peach Rum
1 part Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum
1 dash Lavender Bitters
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 part Honey Syrup*
Lightly muddle Mint with Honey Syrup and Lime in a pint glass. Add the Rums, Bitters and ice. Lightly shake. Top with Soda Water and a bouquet of Mint for garnish.
6 parts Honey
6 parts Hot Water
Method: Combine 6 parts Honey and 6 parts Hot Water. Stir and set aside.
To find out more about Cruzan Rum, please visit: www.cruzanrum.com