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Rose Geranium Mojito

Rose Geranium Mojito
Mixologist Lulu Almaguer of Madera – Menlo Park, CA
Adapted by StarChefs.com
June 2010
Yield: 1 Cocktail


Rose Geranium Syrup: (makes 1 pint)
10 leaves fresh rose geranium
1 pint simple syrup

Rose Geranium Sugar: (makes 2 cups)
5 leaves fresh rose geranium
2 cups sugar

To Assemble and Serve:
3 sprigs fresh mint
3 leaves fresh rose geranium, plus more for garnish
3 wedges fresh lime
1 ounce sweet and sour
2 ounces 10 Cane rum
1½ ounces rose geranium syrup
Soda water
1 finger lime

For the Rose Geranium Syrup:
Combine the rose geranium leaves and simple syrup in a pot. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Strain and let cool.

For the Rose Geranium Sugar:
Put the rose geranium leaves and 1 cup of the sugar in a food processor and mix on liquefy; make sure all the leaves are pulverized. Remove and fold in with the remaining 1 cup sugar. 

To Assemble and Serve:
Muddle the mint, rose geranium leaves, fresh lime, and sweet and sour. Add the rum and rose geranium syrup and shake hard. Pour into a large rocks glass with a rose geranium sugar rim. Top with soda water and garnish with a finger lime and a rose geranium leaf.