Orange mojitos are the perfect refreshing summer drink! Keep all the ingredients on hand so you can make them all summer long!
The first time I ever tasted a mojito was on my first date with Mr. B. We had met through a mutual friend a few weeks earlier and he took me as his plus one to a birthday dinner.
First dates are hard enough without having to pass a friend test at the same time. The dinner was at a Columbian steakhouse that is also known for their mojitos. I may or may not have ordered one or two more mojitos than I should have thanks to a good dose of first date jitters.
The first mojito was so tasty that the second and third just made sense. Somehow, even with the extra mojito in me, I passed the friend test. Here we are, almost 7 years later. Time flies, doesn’t it?
This Memorial Day weekend, we decided a blast from the past was needed. I was going to make traditional mojitos but decided to change it up with a little extra citrus dose. I was at our local grocery store and I found these oranges from Cara Cara and I saw it as a sign. I have been binge watching Sons of Anarchy and I felt that it was meant to be. If you have no idea what I’m talking about… I am sorry. Cara Cara is basically one of the settings of the show and a sign is a sign.
Anyway, orange mojitos were on my mind and I love a good excuse to break out my bar tools. Muddlers are not just for mint juleps after all.
Fresh ingredients are the key to this refreshing beverage. Mint, oranges and limes are muddled with cane sugar (like Sugar in the Raw). White rum and soda water are added to all of that juicy goodness and you’ll be sipping refreshing mojitos all summer long.