The Mango Moscato Mojito

Brinley Gold Shipwrecked Mango Rum, Tropical Mango Moscato, and diced fresh mangos are the ingredients to make the Mango Moscato Mojito.
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The Mango Moscato Mojito is a perfect summer sipper. Fresh, fruity, & fun! A twist on the tasty classic mojito. Mix up this delicious sparkling drink. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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The key ingredients elevating this mango mojito are premium Caribbean Brinley Gold Shipwreck Mango Rum, and effervescent Italian Tropical Mango Moscato.

I hope the Mango Moscato Mojito wine cocktail turns into your refreshing new warm weather boozy-brunch favorite! Cheers!

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Muddling Mint

Muddling mint properly is an essential part of making a great mojito. Mint must be gently caressed. You don’t want to muddle your mint to a pulp. Shredding mint just releases an unpleasant bitter taste, and gets caught in a straw and your teeth. All that’s needed is to lightly press the muddler down and twist a few times to release the flavorful oils.

Whip It Good

The whip shake is a technique used for cocktails served over crushed ice. Add only a few pieces of ice into a shaker. Gently shake just long enough to melt the ice and blend the ingredients. The mixture won’t be extremely cold or diluted, but that’ll be taken care of by ice in the glass. This shaking approach also ensures the ice doesn’t pulverize the mint.

Muddlers

A muddler is an important tool to build a delicious mojito. Contrary to popular belief, a stainless steel muddler is better for the job than a wood one. I know, I know wooden muddlers are beautiful works of art. But, wood can chip. The coating will eventually peel, and varnish isn’t an ingredient I’m looking to add to my mojito.

My favorite Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler is by TripleLife. A dual sided muddler that features a flat bottom (ideal for mojitos) plus a small spiked knobby side (perfect for fruit). The stainless steel design makes it dishwasher safe and petri dish free. This is the only drink muddler you’ll need!

Jiggers

A jigger is a small tool used to measure ingredients fast and make consistently delish cocktails. An absolutely necessary tool in a home bartender’s kit. The OXO Steel Double Jigger is my favorite. An all-in-one stainless steel dual sided jigger etched with six different measurements. Makes getting the perfect pour in your cocktail super easy every time!

Citrus Juicers

A handheld citrus press is the most practical option for fresh squeezed lime juice for mojitos at home. If you’re throwing a gathering by all means break out the electric juicer. Just like with the wooden muddler, don’t buy a handheld coated in enamel, as the paint will eventually peel away.

For convenience, I keep on hand a bottle of Nellie & Joes Key West Lime Juice. Fresh is always better of course, but their lime juice works in a pinch.

Cone Strainer

A cone strainer is used as a second straining method to ensure a cocktail is free of debris like ice, herbs or fruit. Often referred to in cocktail recipes as double straining. In this instance, I double strain to make sure the finished mojito is free of muddled mint.

Like almost any bar tool I suggest, stainless steel is the best. You can use a kitchen sieve, but specific cocktail cone strainers are nice. They are designed to hold one full cocktail in the cone, and the V shape directs your drink right into the glass.

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Brinley Gold Shipwrecked Mango Rum, Tropical Mango Moscato, and diced fresh mangos are the ingredients to make the Mango Moscato Mojito.

Mango Moscato Mojito

  • Author: Alaina Wilson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Mojito 1x
  • Category: Mojitos
  • Method: Mixology
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

The Mango Moscato Mojito is a perfect summer sipper! A twist on the delicious classic mojito. The effervescent Tropical Mango Moscato turns a refreshing mojito into a new warm weather boozy-brunch favorite!


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Ingredients

Photo: Tropical Moscato Facebook & Brinley Gold Rum Facebook

Instructions

Fresh mint ready to be cut for a mango moscato mojito

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the fresh mint & simple syrup. Gently muddle.
  2. Then, add the mango rum & lime juice to the shaker. Whip shake.
  3. Double strain the cocktail into a highball glass.
  4. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  5. Garnish drink with diced mango pieces.
  6. Top cocktail with Tropical Mango Moscato and soda water.
  7. Garnish with the mint bouquet and serve with a straw. Cheers!

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