kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Mojito Italiano

If your club soda is flat, or you ran out, and you find yourself thirsty for a Mojito, fear not. Try the Mojito Italiano, created by Arturo Sighinolfi, Director of Development and Mixology at SWS Miami. His background gave him the inspiration for this bitter spin on a Cuban favorite. "I spent part of my youth in Italy and, with a strong Italian heritage in my background, became fascinated with the concept of the aperitivo and its role in Italian culture."

I love anything with Campari, so I whipped one up on Friday night. It's still quite bitter (pleasingly so for me), but if you find it too much so, just up the amount of simple syrup to your liking.

Mojito Italiano
1/2 ounce Campari
1 1/2 ounces Flor de Cana Rum
3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
1 ounce Prosecco
3 Mint Sprigs

Muddle mint, syrup and lemon juice. Add Campari and rum, shake and pour. Top with Prosecco and garnish with mint sprig.

Ok, I promise no more Mojito posts for awhile. :-)