Week 6 Cocktail: Weekend at Barb's "Seasonal Mojito"
Muddled mint, lime, ginger
Happy Monday! Yes, it is a little ironic that the anti-rum drinker ends up drinking rum cocktails TWO weeks in a row! The point of this experiment is to try something new every week, so while I already had a mojito last week, this one is quite different. (I wanted to try a different cocktail, but they ran out of one of the key ingredients for that drank). I went to EAT Marketplace, a deli cafe that focuses on seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients. The cocktail offerings are limited, but the one I had was on point.
This Mojito is refreshing, with a nice effervescence from the champagne. The lime adds good sour flavor, while just enough mint adds freshness without being too overpowering. Unfortunately, I could barely taste the ginger, so I would've liked more. You'll also notice some strawberries in the mix, which add sweetness and chunky texture. As for the rum...the flavor was subtle, but I definitely felt it (and I'm not a lightweight)! 😋