Mojitos & Hotcakes

What do the two have in common?  Well, at the party that I worked and staffed last night at Astor Center’s Gallery space, the specialty Mojito that I came up with went like hotcakes.  I figured I had to talk about the evening and include the recipe for this drink so as to share the wealth with all of you folks. 

Myself, along with a couple of my talented mixology mavericks, slung drinks and muddled mint for a 30th birthday gathering.  Let me tell you, if any of you are thinking about an event space that is a) conveniently located in Downtown Manhattan, b) seems like you’re in your rich investment banker-friend’s loft apartment, c) as well-staffed with the most likable and hard-working folks you’ll ever meet – then look no further than  Astor Center.  Their event space, encompassing perhaps 1/2 of Astor Center’s square footage, is full of exposed brick, loft details, and bright airy windows.  It’s always a pleasure to work there.

I created 2 signature cocktails for this party, as is my specialty for all events that I do.  They both faired equally as well, but the one that seemed to stand out in the crowd was my Rosemary-Elderflower Mojito.  The Mt. Gay silver and St. Germain Liqueur were flowing off the shelves, and my bartending partner and I thanked God for our trusty Pug! Muddlers, without whom we’d be mere serfs hauling boulders uphill.  (Not sure where that  analogy came from, but we’ll just run with it, ok?

In conclusion, I’ve spent my entire day today wanting to go see Batman in Imax (Yes, I haven’t yet seen the film), and instead I’ve included the recipe for this nectarous mojito, and so here ’tis:

Rosemary-Elderflower Mojito

1 oz. Mt. Gay Silver Rum

1/2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

handful mint leaves

pinch rosemary leaves

1 oz. Prosecco

Directions: Muddle the mint and rosemary in the lime and simple.  Add ice and remaining ingredients and shake.  Pour into collins glass.

Top with Prosecco.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m thinking maybe the allusion came from The Myth of Sisyphus and the punishment of the Gods to haul rocks up the hill forever. Or perhaps just a sugar high from mojitos.


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