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.
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
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.
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.