Hot summer nights call for a cool, refreshing mojito. This one is made with our Blackstrap, which is a new-make rum that we can’t call a rum because it hasn’t been aged for the minimum one year required by food labeling laws. It’s also really good with our aged Blackstrap Rum, where the barrel aging brings out some nifty coconut flavours, but most of the time we prefer to let the taste of blackstrap molasses shine through, for which the new make is best.
Muddle together in a highball glass:
8-10 mint leaves
1 teaspoon maple syrup
juice of 1/2 lime (1 tablespoon)
1.5 oz Last Straw Distillery Blackstrap
4-6 oz soda water, to taste (or try 50/50 soda & RISE mint & chlorophyll kombucha)
Stir gently, and enjoy with friends!
Blackstrap: $35 / 750 ml / 45.5% abv
Blackstrap Rum: $40 / 750 ml / 45.3% abv
Photo credit: Margarita Menard Photography