Oh boy, do I have something glorious to share with you today. This Satsuma Mojito Recipe is one you need to just jot on down and file away for your remedy to beat the summertime blues.
Made with Louisiana’s own Bayou Satsuma Rum, it’s a citrus take on a traditional mojito.
And speaking of Satsumas, you’ll want to pop on over for this special story about our state’s beloved citrus fruit. If you know anything about me, it’s that I love a story. I love telling them. I love hearing them. I even love a fruit with its own story! And if you never thought a Satsuma could have such a profound story, you’re in for a real treat.
At least….I think it’s a treat. 🙂
- 2 ounces Satsuma flavored rum (*any clear rum will work if you can't locate the Bayou Satsuma infused Rum)
- 3 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
- 2 satsuma mandarin oranges, quartered
- 1 lime, cut in quarters
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- crushed ice
- club soda
Place the rum, 3 mint sprigs, satsumas, lime, and simple syrup in a shaker and fill halfway with crushed ice. Shake and muddle until the mint and fruit are broken up. Strain into 2 small glasses filled with crushed ice, and top with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Now, you’ll notice that I used the same amount of rum for 2 cocktails as some would use for one. I like my cocktails a bit more sweet than alcohol tasting, so if you prefer a stronger cocktail, just increase the amount of rum for your taste.
I decrease the rum and increase the satsuma! Means I can sip on more than one and not….well, you know, embarrass myself.
Because of my affinity for a story, I used my great-grandmother’s glasses because not only are they a zillion years old but they look pretty enough for a porch party. You can use a collins sized glass or another small type cocktail glass. Or, you can do as I’ve done, and put your Satsuma Mojitos in a wine glass. No one is judging over here.
Even though we are barely into March, our temperatures here are beginning to approach the 80’s. I’m rounding up all my favorite porch sips and getting them ready for a HOT season ahead.
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