{Summer Sips} Nagpur Mojito Recipe

July 5, 2014 - by Shriya

Welcome back to our summer cocktail series! This week, we're taking advantage of the sunshine and the infamously sweet and juicy oranges of the city of Nagpur to bring you Nagpur Mojitos.

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This drink is tart, refreshing, and also a little bit salty - it'll definitely keep your guests energized and ready to handle any potentially long waits in a buffet line (we all know how Indian buffet lines can work....). Instead of using mint, we used cilantro. The cilantro adds that eastern exotic taste, but if you don't like it, mint will be just as delicious (plus mint + orange is always a great combination).

The elderflower is a traditional flower extract from Northern Europe. It has a light, floral bouquet and is great in mocktails and cocktails.

You can make this drink into a non-alcoholic drink (mocktail) easily by adding more tonic water (bubble water basically) and skipping the rum!

Ingredients:

1 Nagpur orange (if you can't get your hands on one, a Cutie/Clementine will do!)

1.5 oz rum

0.75 oz elderflower syrup

1 small bunch of chopped coriander

Ice as needed

3/4 cup of tonic water (recommend making your own with a SodaStream

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Pinch of salt (to taste)

Prep Time: 1-2 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

How-to:

1. Muddle the orange and coriander together with a little water to make a sloshy mixture. I used a blender for this - it works great if you don't have a pestle and mortar!

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2. Strain the mixture into a glass.

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3. Shake the salt, ice, elderflower syrup, tonic water, and rum in a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a glass.

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4. Add more ice cubes as necessary and garnish with coriander leaves.

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5. Sip away!

For more summer cocktail recipes, keep checking the website! Email shriya@thebigfatindianwedding.com for suggestions on future sips.

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