Rose Mojito

Rose Mojito

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

A homemade simple syrup fragrant with delicate rose petals is an easy way to elevate cocktail hour. Find dried rose petals online, or in the bulk herb section of well-stocked supermarkets and natural-foods stores.

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  • Rose Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons dried rose petals or other edible dried flowers
  • Mojito
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Lime wedge for serving

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  1. To prepare simple syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in flowers and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Strain (discard the flowers) and refrigerate for up to 1 month. (Makes 1-1¼ cups.)
  2. To prepare mojito: Stir rum, lime juice, 1 ounce of the simple syrup and mint leaves in a tall glass. Add ice and club soda and stir again. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate simple syrup for up to 1 month.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 drink
  • Per serving: 192 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 46 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 12 mg sodium; 39 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carb, 2½ fat

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