Frozen Italian Mojito

PUNCH | Brooklyn, NY

The classic Cuban cocktail (rum, lime juice, sugar, mint) goes full Italian in this frozen version, where the traditional white rum is replaced with the bittersweet aperitif wine Cocchi Americano. Otherwise, this drink sticks close to its roots, employing plenty of lime juice and mint.

Reprinted with permission from Session Cocktails by Drew Lazor and the Editors of PUNCH, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 1/2 ounces Cocchi Americano 
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice

Garnish: mint sprig

Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a Collins glass.
  3. Garnish with a mint sprig.
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