Thirsty Thursday: Orange Mojito

By: Roberto Ferdman

Thursdays are when the weekend should really start, and what better way than with a cocktail? Last week we warmed up with a bubbly Blissini; this week we're back with another cocktail to lighten up that Thanksgiving table.

With trees now nearly bare and autumn leaves left strewn all across the ground, sipping on something orange and alcoholic is our recommendation for toasting to the last bits of fall. With an overdose of fresh oranges and few sprigs of fresh mint for contrast, this exotic mojito is what you should be holding when admiring all that colorful foliage from indoors. So shake yourself up a glass, a pitcher if your hosting, or an entire barrel if it's for your Thanksgiving feast, and lap up the last drops of fall. Bottoms up, folks.

1 serving

Ingredients:

1/2 orange, cut into 3 wedges

1/2 lime, cut into 3 wedges

2 teaspoons sugar

1 or 2 sprigs fresh mint

2 1/2 ounces white rum

1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

Put the oranges, limes, sugar, and mint in a large rocks glass. Muddle the leaves and citrus by pressing them with a pestle or a wooden spoon until juicy and fragrant. Add the rum and ice. Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Serve.

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