Though the calendar is telling us it's all "back to school" this and "don't wear white" that, the weather is telling a different story. This cocktail is the perfect transitional drink: It evokes the spirit of the passing summer past while adding a warm spice to ease us into the approaching cool weather.
Curried Apple MojitoRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus 30 minutes macerating time
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 35 minutes
½ cup green apples, diced
¼ teaspoon curry powder
¾ ounce Sugar in the Raw
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces rum
8 mint leaves
2 ounces sparkling water
1. In a cocktail shaker, add the apples, curry powder, sugar and lime juice. Muddle well, until the texture resembles a chunky applesauce. Add the rum and set the shaker aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
2. Strain the liquid from the shaker into a separate container and discard the remaining pulp. Give the shaker a rinse, then add the mint and muddle. Add the strained apple-curry liquid to the mint, then fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Pour the liquid into a tall glass, fill to the top with more ice and top with the sparkling water. Insert a straw and serve.
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