Ginger Mojito

Another cocktail mix I developed for a local restaurant.

There are few people who do not like a mojito on a hot day but adding ginger just takes it up a notch!  I sometimes replace the Club Soda with proper ginger beer for an extra kick.


You’ll need

  • 60ml x white rum
  • 30ml x Mint and Ginger simple syrup (See recipe under method)
  • 30ml lime juice
  • Fresh mint
  • Club soda water
  • Dash of Angustora Bitters
  • Crushed ice


  1. Add the mint & ginger syrup, rum, lime juice and a dash of bitters to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until cold.
  3. Add crushed ice and a used lime shell to a highball glass.
  4. Pour the mixture with a strainer over the ice.
  5. Top up with club soda.
  6. Add a sprig of mint and a straw and place the straw close to the mint so that you smell the aroma of the mint.

To make the mint and ginger syrup. The ratio is 1 cup fresh mint (or big handful), 1 cup water, 1 cup white sugar, 30g gingerroot (skin and all). First, do not use nice looking mint for this syrup , you will be throwing it away afterwards. Place 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 30g sliced ginger root in a pan and dissolve on medium temperature. Once the sugar has melted, bring to boil and remove from heat. Add the mint and put a lid on it. Let it stand for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pour through a sieve into your storing bottle.

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