What links Ethiopia, the Caribbean and Jersey?
A mellow mint and lemongrass mojito of course.
We’re celebrating the beginning of summer with our friends at Tidal Rum, a fellow planet-positive seaweed-infused Rum that sustainably harvests pepper dulse seaweed, trimming rather than picking to allow the plant to regenerate.
This mojito is a play on the original but with the added depth of subtle flavours-- earthy spearmint and moringa brightened by lemongrass, fused with the subtle truffle flavour of Jersey's pepper dulse seaweed. If that doesn’t tempt you enough, read on for the recipe to try it out for yourself.
Mint lemongrass mojito
makes 2 mojitos
For the simple syrup:
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 sachet mint, lemongrass, moringa
To make the cocktail:
- 4 wedges lime, juiced
- ½ bunch freahmint leaves
- 30 ml simple syrup
- Good splash soda water
- To make the simple syrup; in a small saucepan over high heat combine the sugar and water until it dissolves. Once it comes to a boil, turn mixture it off, ensuring the sugar has dissolved. Leave the teabag to steep. Allow to cool completely before removing the tea bag.
- To make the cocktail, place a few sprigs of fresh mint in the bottom of a short glass. Muddle in the glass with the simple syrup. Add in crushed ice, pour in lime juice, rum and top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with a few more mint leaves and lime wedges as garnish.
About Tidal Rum:
Their mission to refine and redefine the spirit. A coastal craft rum, infused with the subtle truffle flavour of Jersey’s Pepper Dulse, a rare sea botanical that can only be gathered at the furthest reaches of a full moon tide. It’s a journey that begins in the Caribbean and finishes in Jersey, a spirit kissed by the tide that calls to the adventure in us all.
They sustainably harvest all our Pepper Dulse in season, trimming rather than picking, to allow the plant to regenerate. Our ethos is to create and maintain an ocean environment in which dulse can flourish in clean water and optimum conditions.