Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
Unusual mojito recipe that uses vanilla sugar to coat the rim and as an ingredient. The sugar takes at least a week to absorb the essence. You can purchase vanilla sugar at any kitchen store that has a bar section. You can also use real vanilla extract added to sugar if your mixture is not ready to use.
- 1⁄4 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1⁄2-1 tablespoon vanilla sugar (recipe follows)
- 4 ounces club soda
- cracked ice
- 6 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 vanilla bean, split in 1/2 lengthwise and crosswise
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- Rim cocktail glass with vanilla Sugar.
- Combine all ingredients except mint in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Muddle the mint in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Add Ice, optional. Strain mixture into the glass with the mulled mint, and serve.
- In a large container or glass jar with an airtight lid, pour 1/2 of the sugar. Add bean quarters and cover with remaining sugar. Seal and place in a cool, dark place. Two or more times a day, shake the container to distribute the vanilla essence. Shake daily for at least 1 week and up to 3 weeks. Replenish the sugar as it is used.
YUMMY! A toast to our ZWT3 host!
For the sugar I used Flavored Sugar or Splenda. Which I placed in the glass with the mint leaves and then muddled them adding ice and rest of ingredients. I did squeeze some freeze lime in it! Thanks.
I think it could use a little more rum but I like a stiff drink. Easy to drink toomuch because you don't realize your drinking alcohol. The mint leaves get stuck in your mouth, but you get used to that after the first one!