Transform a classic mojito with this flavorful ingredient


On a hot summer day, a classic mojito can be the perfectly refreshing sip. Give that classic cocktail a flavorful boost with this ingredient.

Who doesn’t love a classic mojito? The brightness of the mint, a touch of sweet, the tart of the lime and the flavorful rum makes for a delicious cocktail. But, can that iconic cocktail be transformed into something more? Which ingredient can boost that flavor to a whole new level?

The mojito is considered Cuba’s national drink. The cocktail is said to date back to the 1500s. While the exact origin story varies, this cocktail has been around a long time.

Even in pop culture, the mojito was considered Ernest Hemmingway’s favorite drink. Even more recently, this cocktail has seen a resurgence in popularity.

On July 11, the mojito has its own food holiday. National Mojito Day is a great excuse to think beyond that classic mojito. By adding a changing a few ingredients to the classic, this tropical cocktail can instantly be transformed.

First, changing the rum in the cocktail definitely changes the flavor. From a white rum to an aged rum to even a spiced rum, the cocktail inherently changes. While a white rum is the traditional spirit, it doesn’t have to be the only rum used.

A flavored rum makes for a delightful cocktail. Consider the BACARDI Lime Rum, the fruit forward rum adds additional flavor to a cocktail.

Another option is to add some additional fruit flavors to the classic cocktail. In this cocktail, pomegranate is added to the mix. The pomegranate boosts the flavor experience tremendously.

Additionally, the color to this cocktail is beautiful. The lush red hues with the bright green mint leaves makes for a picture perfect cocktail.

Bacardi twist on the classic mojito, BACARDI Pomegranate Mojito, photo provided by Bacardi

Here’s how to make a BACARDI Pomegranate Mojito.

"BACARDI Pomegranate MojitoIngredients1 ½ parts BACARDI Superior Rum1 part Liber & Co pomegranate syrup¼ part fresh lime juice and sugar1 part Club Soda9 each Mint leavesMethod:Gently muddle green mint leaves with the pomegranate syrup in a mason jar. Add the rocks mix, BACARDI Superior rum and ice. Shake for five seconds. Top with club soda and garnish with a fresh mint leaf."

This Pomegranate Mojito is a great twist on the classic mojito. From flavor to the visual, it will surely impress everyone.

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Are you ready to shake up a mojito? What’s your trick to making a perfect mojito every time?