It's a seasonal twist on the drink that so often fills my glass throughout the sweltering summer months. And while I still (and will always) prefer sweltering to freezing, it's a lovely way to help the frigid months go by.
My friend's name is Mónica, though I've always called her "Moe," for short. At the party we called these "Moe-jitos," and fortunately they were delicious enough that people forgave me for (and even laughed at!) the awful pun.
It might seem like a bit of an unusual combination, but the flavors all work beautifully together. It's an easy one to pull together in large pitchers if you're entertaining a crowd, or to just whisk up for yourself if you're craving something special.
(I love this one for fall or winter brunches, too!)
Loved this recipe? Here are three other Winter Cocktail Recipes you might like:
- Double Apple Spritzer Cocktails
- Pomegranate Rose Champagne Cocktails
- Spiced Apple Cider Rum Punch Cocktail
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Apple Cider Mojitos
Makes 1 cocktail, multiply as desired
1 1/2 ounces gold rum
1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice or 1 lime, cut into wedges
6 mint leaves
6 ounces spiced apple cider
Cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and mint sprigs, for garnish
In the bottom of a tall cocktail glass, combine rum, lime juice or wedges, and mint leaves. Use a wooden muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to mash together for a few seconds. Add ice, then pour in apple cider until it reaches the top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, apple slices, and a sprig of mint.