Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday Cocktail: Beer Mojito

With autumn in full swing, we want our cocktails slightly more warming, and slightly richer.

So when I read about a 'beerjito' on Toasted Glass' Facebook page, I was intrigued (not least because of the gorgeous handpainted glass it's in -  isn't it stunning?)

I've not had much experience with beer cocktails, but a beer mojito - with its mint and lime a perfect match for the pint-sized stuff - does sound pretty appealing.

The best part about this cocktail is you can modify it in so many ways thanks to the huge array of ales on offer. Make it fruitier by using a strawberry & lime or raspberry beer. For something spicier, use a ginger beer or darker ale, (and maybe a spiced rum instead too). Or you can mix it up with honey beers, or basically whatever you fancy.

And if you fancy some of the awesome beer glassware pictured, head over to Toasted Glass. They served theirs in this gorgeous St Edward's Highball glasses, which are just £22 for a pair! 

Beer Mojito recipe (serves one)

Ingredients:

  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tsp sugar (or 15ml sugar syrup)
  • 1 and a half shots of white rum
  • Half a bottle of pale ale (pick your favourite - or have a look at our beers section for inspiration!)
  • A couple more mint leaves and a lime wedge, to garnish

Shake it!

1. Pop the mint, lime juice and sugar (or syrup) in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle them together (or squish for a bit with the back of a spoon).
2. Pour in the rum and some ice, and give it a quick shake.
3. Strain into your most brilliant pint glass, and top up with the beer. If you don't mind leaves in your drink, garnish with some fresh mint leaves. And of course, don't forget a wedge of lime.

Regrettably, we drank one too many of these last night, so our photos came out a bit blurry. We therefore used Toasted Glass' image (well, the glass it too pretty not too, eh?) with their kind permission.

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