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Orange Blossom Citrus Mojitos

Perfect for warm weather sipping, these orange blossom citrus mojitos are a refreshing new twist on the classic mojito.
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword mojitos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 144kcal
Author Liz Della Croce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup simple syrup see below
  • 6 oranges (I used a combination of Gold Nuggets,Cara Caras and Minneolas) - divided
  • 20 mint sprigs
  • 4 ounces rum
  • 2 teaspoons orange blossom water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 16 ounces club soda
  • ice

Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • To prepare simple syrup, microwave sugar and water in a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  • Thinly slice two of the six oranges and place slices in the bottom of a large pitcher. Add mint sprigs and simple syrup.
  • Use a cocktail muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to gently muddle the oranges with the mint and simple syrup help release all of the flavors.
  • Slice the remaining four oranges in half and use a fork to squeeze all of the orange juice into the pitcher.
  • Add rum, orange blossom water and lime juice to the pitcher then stir.
  • Fill four glasses with ice then fill 3/4 way with mojito mixture. Top each glass with 4 ounces club soda to serve.

Notes

Traditional simple syrup is made with a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water but I didn't find that necessary since I was using juicy oranges that were naturally sweet. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, feel free to add more sugar to your simple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 41mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g