Spicy mojito

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Spicy mojito

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Mix up this traditional cocktail and say cheers to summer.


  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 1/2 tsp habanero syrup
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice


  • TO make habanero syrup: Mix 1 to 3 chopped habaneros, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Boil for 1 min. Chill. Strain.
  • MUDDLE mint and habanero syrup in a shaker.
  • FILL with ice. Add rum and lime juice.
  • SHAKE, then pour into a tall glass. Garnish with a chili skewer.

Chatelaine Quenchers: Spicy Mojito