National Mojito Day – The Day to Give Muddling a Try

The mojito almost more so than any other cocktail seems to get scrutinized in how it is made, where it is made and the fact that most people always feel that their favorite mojito can’t be compared to. With National Mojito Day being celebrated on July 11th, Splash Magazines Worldwide decided to share a couple of mojito recipes that are sure to impress even the finickiest mojito drinker.

The "East Meets West Mojito" is right off the cocktail menu at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill.

1 ½ oz. Makers Mark

½ oz. Lemon juice

½ oz. Lime juice

½ oz. Agave Nectar

2 ½ oz. Passionfruit Iced Tea

½ oz. Orange Curacao

6-7 Mint leaves

Directions:

1. Fill shaker half way with ice.

2. Add all ingredients and shake vigorously.

3. Pour over tall glass of ice and garnish with Orange slice and Mint sprig.

Located in Studio City and El Segundo near Manhattan Beach, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill offers the tasty combination of the traditional mojito with a refreshing twist of lemon, passion tea and orange curacao, making it one of a kind. If you don’t want to make your own, make sure to visit Sammy’s for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and get $2 off the cocktail!

"East Meets West Mojito"

ZING Vodka provides you with a little twist to the typical mojito. For the vodka lovers, the Blueberry Mint Red Velvet Mojito is delicious and simple using ZING's Red Velvet vodka flavor. The libation includes the same ingredients as the traditional mojito but replaces rum with ZING Red Velvet vodka and includes blueberries making it as tasty and refreshing as the original Cuban cocktail.

Blueberry Mint Red Velvet Mojito

1.5  oz Zing Red Velvet

1 oz Club soda

.25 oz Fresh sour

Method: Muddle mint and blueberries

add all but club soda shake and strain over fresh ice. Top with club.

Garnish: Mint leaf

Glass: Rocks or Highball

Blueberry Mint Red Velvet Mojito

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