White Wine Mojito

White Wine Mojito

This summer classic made low proof certainly holds its own. Make a pitcher full because everyone will want a second. If you want to keep it bright and citrusy use the Lime Coriander Bitters. If you’re up for something a little unexpected try Cardamom Bitters. Cardamom, lime, and mint are a great combination and no one will be able to guess your secret ingredient.

1 bottle (750 ml) of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
2 cups soda water
½ cup fresh lime juice (~4 limes)
¼ - ⅓ cup mint syrup*
1 oz The Bitter Housewife Lime Coriander or Cardamom Bitters
Additional mint for garnish

*I love a good mojito, but always hate all the bits of mint in the glass. So I’m a fan of making a mint syrup. Bring 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and ½ cup of fresh mint leaves to a bare simmer in a saucepan. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Once cool strain out the mint. You can keep in a sealed container in the fridge for at least a month. You can also chop about ¾ of a cup of fresh mint and mix that in with about a ¼ cup of sugar if you don't want to make a syrup. 

In a pitcher combine wine, lime juice, syrup, and bitters. Stir to mix. When you’re ready to serve add the soda water, give a gentle stir, and pour into ice filled tumblers. Garnish with a small sprig of mint.

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