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Queen Bee Mojito

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Serves one.

  • To learn more, read:
    The New Sweet Cocktail
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 104

Camper English uses honey to flavor this combination of three classic cocktails in one glass: the Air Mail (rum, honey, citrus, and Champagne), the Champagne Cocktail, and the Mojito.

Look for the classic mojito recipe as well as dozens more classic cocktails on our Drinks & Entertaining page.

  • 1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) honey syrup
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) fresh lime juice
  • 4 large mint leaves; plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) aged dark rum, such as Matusalem Classico or Cruzan Single Barrel
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) chilled sparkling dry wine, such as Chandon California Brut Classic

Put the honey syrup, lime juice, and mint in a chilled cocktail shaker. Press (don’t pulverize) the mint with a muddler or wooden spoon until fragrant. Add the rum and bitters and fill the shaker with ice. Put the lid on the shaker and make sure you have a tight seal. Shake as hard as you can for about 10 seconds and then strain into a chilled small coupe. Add the sparkling wine and garnish with a mint sprig.

To make honey syrup

Combine equal parts of your favorite honey and boiling water and stir to dissolve. Let cool completely before using. Store in the refrigerator between uses for up to 1 month.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 130; Fat (g): fat g 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 0; Protein (g): protein g 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 14; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 0; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

Photo: Scott Phillips

Throw out your regular mojito recipe, this is so good. The dark rum, honey, and sparkling wine add so much flavor that we will never go back. We just need to scale up the recipe-- a single serving is just not enough. Ha, this is why we learn math!

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