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Friday, May 27, 2011

Smoke Rise Mojito In Honor of Memorial Day

Smoke Rise Mojito
In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend holiday,  here's the Smoke Rise Mojito recipe courtesy of Randy Polo, and the Smoke Rise Inn.  Randy writes:

Here's our Mojito recipe. I find this to be so much more refreshing than a Gin and Tonic in the summer. 

It's easy to make even with the preparation of the simple syrup which once made has a shelf life of a couple of weeks.

* Smoke Rise Mojito *

2 oz Bacardi Rum
½ oz Simple Syrup
3 to 4 Fresh Mint leaves
½ a Lime
6 oz Club Soda

Pour rum and simple syrup over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with mint and lime. Since the simple syrup is already infused with the mint, there's no need to mortar the mint and the lime first.

Simple syrup recipe. (We make 6 cup batches)

Mix equal parts water & sugar in a medium sauce pan & bring to a boil. (6 cups of sugar & 6 cups of water)

Add a generous portion of fresh mint, steams and all.

Add 8 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice. Roses will do - however not as good.

Once mixture comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Let cool and then strain mixture to remove mint.

Add a few dashes of bitters and store in an air tight container.

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Thank you, Randy! I love mojitos and can't wait to try the Smoke Rise Mojito!

How will you celebrate Memorial Day weekend?

If you think it's too much trouble making your own Smoke Rise Mojito, considering coming by the Smoke Rise Inn for one. Remember that the Inn is open to everyone in Kinnelon and beyond -- including for lunch!

Happy Memorial Day weekend and be on the lookout for our upcoming blog interview with the Smoke Rise Inn's Chef George Tavolara.
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