My garden is totally out of control this year. Everything has grown in so well and it looks (and smells) incredible. During my recent grocery trip, I even realized I barely needed to buy any veggies! With so many unexpected ingredients to choose from, I asked our resident cocktail expert to dream up a cocktail that would use flavors from my garden. Rocky whipped together this apple & lavender mojito recipe and it was an immediate hit with me and Sean. The cocktail is so refreshing and just a bit dangerous because it doesn’t tasty boozy at all! I loved garnishing it with lavender and Kentucky sweet mint from my garden, too.
Apple & Lavender Mojito Recipe (makes 1 cocktail)
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz unfiltered apple juice
- .5 oz fresh lime juice
- .25 oz simple syrup
- 3-4 dashes of lavender bitters
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 1 apple
- soda water
Holding mint leaves in the palm of your hand, clap with the other hand to release the aromatics of the mint. Place in a cocktail shaker. Top with remaining ingredients and add ice. Shake vigorously for about 45 seconds. Double strain into tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with with soda water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, a few stalks of lavender, and slices of lime and apple.
Photography and styling by Jojotastic. Recipe developed by Raquel Roof for Jojotastic.
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