Taking inspiration from our delicious Fat Cat Habanero Margarita recipe, we decided to explore some more familiar cocktail territory. This time, it’s our take on the Cuban staple, the mojito. As with our Fat Cat Habanero Margarita, this one gets its twist courtesy of our versatile Fat Cat Mexican-Style Habanero sauce. The sauce adds a sexy orange hue to the drink, a pop of chili heat and a touch of habanero fruitiness, making a great complement to the drink’s traditional lime, rum and mint flavor base.
Here’s what we did:
1.5 oz. white or gold rum (don’t use anejo)
0.5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
10-12 mint leaves, depending on size)
Fresh limes, cut into thin wedges
Mint sprig (for garnish)
½ tablespoon Fat Cat Mexican-Style Habanero
In a cocktail shaker, add the sugar, mint leaves, lime juice, and Fat Cat Mexican-Style Habanero sauce, and muddle the ingredients together with a spoon or muddler until the sugar has pretty much dissolved.
Add the rum, two wedges of lime and some ice and shake vigorously.
Empty the contents into a high ball glass, top with club soda and stir to combine.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy.