Thirsty Thursday – Sparkling Mojito with Prosecco

Food Thoughts of a Chef Wannabe a fellow food blogger invited all her food blogging friends to add a drink recipe to her Thirsty Thursday Facebook post.  I have been wanting to recreate the AWESOME sparkling mojito that my sister and I slightly overindulged on at Casa Marina while we were on our sister-sister vacay in Key West in May.  I love a mojito and all of it’s minty refreshing goodness, but you know what makes me like a mojito even more??????? A sparkling mojito with Prosecco…….YUMMMMMMM………I’m thinking that at the end of this long day I will have one calling my name.  DO NOT skip the simple syrup step.  It is the key ingredient to take your mojito from good to GUUUUUUUUD!!!!

Sparkling Mojito

Rating: 51

Yield: 1 drink

Minted simple syrup is a step that should not be skipped. This is the most authentic way of preparing mojitos like they do in the Caribbean.

Ingredients

  • Minted Simple Syrup
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 cup Prosecco
  • For the Minted Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 20 mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a tall glass, pour in Minted Simple Syrup. Add mint leaves. Using a pestle, muddle mint leaves with syrup. Add crushed ice. Add rum. Squeeze lime into glass and add lime wedges. Add 1/2 cup Prosecco. Stir to combine.
  2. For the Minted Simple Syrup
  3. Bring 1 cup water to boil. Stir in sugar to dissolve. Turn off heat. Add mint leaves and steep for one hour or more. Strain out leaves into and pour in a glass container. Will keep for 2 weeks refrigerated.
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Minted Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 8 oz

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 20 mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Turn off heat. Add mint leaves and steep for one hour. Strain out mint leaves and pour syrup in a glass bottle. Use to make mojitos or mint juleps. Will keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.
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Comments

  1. This drink looks amazing! Definitely need to give it a try.

  2. First time I ever tried this drink was at Mesa Grille in Las Vegas, it was so delish. The baetrnder took a huge handful of fresh mint & a mortar & pestle thing and I watched him make it. It cost $12, I think, which was a fortune a few years ago. But it was worth it! I’ve been hooked on these drinks ever since. I usually don’t drink hard alcohol but I make an exception for this drink. It is simply superb!!!!!!!!!! P.S. THe food there is excellent, too.

  3. Hi – I love the look of this recipe but I’m wondering how many individual cocktails you can make with this amount of syrup?

    • I don’t know the exact amount, but it makes at least 6-8 ounces of syrup. I hope this helps and thanks for stopping by!!

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