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The Ouzito: Greek Ouzo Mojito

To many people, mojitos represent the epitome of a refreshing cocktail. They’re light, slightly sweet, and especially enjoyable on a warm day. Better yet, it calls for the mix and shake of just a handful of ingredients: sugar, mint, lime juice, club soda, and rum. To put a Greek spin on the classic cocktail, simply substitute the rum with your favorite brand of ouzo and you have yourself an ouzo Mojito—an “ouzito.” The drink is equally as irresistible as the original.

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Ingredients:
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, or simple syrup
7 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. ouzo
1 cup ice
2 oz. club soda

Directions:
1. In a shaker, add the sugar, lime juice and mint. Gently muddle together.
2. Add the ouzo and ice and shake well. Pour (unstrained) into a high glass. Top with club soda.
3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and lime slices.

Notes:
This recipe is made for one serving, but feel free to adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher to share.
For strawberry version:
Muddle 3 sliced strawberries together along with the sugar, lime juice and mint in the first step, and follow the remaining steps.

the ouzito

10 Comments

  1. Paula Saltas says

    this was so delicious ! I had never heard of this before. LOVED IT. I love the strawberry version too. xoxoxo

    • elenisaltas says

      Such a fun and different drink!! And so easy to make! 😋

  2. Helen Malandrakis says

    This looks delish! Chronia Polla on your name day!

    • elenisaltas says

      Thanks so much Helen, same to you! These ouzitos are delish, hope you give them a try!

  3. Mike Athanassakis says

    This sounds amazing! A must try for the summer weather Thanks

    • elenisaltas says

      oh yes, it is a perfect summer cocktail! I hope you like it 🙂

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  5. renie carthage beidleman says

    can’t wait to try! we love the masticha mojitos we had in Chios and on our cruise the islands now serve all summer stateside
    !!

    • elenisaltas says

      Ooh masticha mojito would be so refreshing too! Hope you like this one Renie ✨

  6. It’s an unimaginable drink. I like the strawberry version and I like the ingredient “ouzo” as well as it’s measuring unit: 2 oz. ouzo

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