Can we just take a moment to throw a little dance party for the newest member of the Litehouse Freeze Dried Herb collection: Mint! I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am for this new flavor, and just in time for the holiday season!
Mint is such a great herb to have around your kitchen and it can be used in a variety of sweet and savory settings.
Mint goes really well with lamb, salad, watermelon and desserts. Remember my Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint from earlier this year? This time around I decided to bring one of my favorite summer beverages into the holiday season. Let’s start by talking about the simple syrup for this cocktail. This is super easy to make and infusing the mint flavors into the sugar mix will keep you from drinking mouthfuls of Freeze Dried Mint. When you strain the simple syrup it is okay if there are some mint flakes still in the mixture. This will add an extra burst of mint flavor in the mojito.
Bringing the mix together is quite simple; Use a muddler to infuse the mint, cranberry and lime flavors together to form the base of your cocktail. Since cranberries don’t offer a lot of juices you can also add in a splash of white cranberry juice if you desire. Use a clear rum, club soda and ice cubes to complete the cocktail. I like to garnish the drink with a bit of fresh mint, because let’s face it, everyone loves a pretty cocktail.