This fun festive cocktail is a new take on the classic mojito. Serve it with little persimon® nibbles for the perfect accompaniment. Great for Christmas and New Year!
Spanish Persimon® Mojito with Persimon® Bites
This fun festive cocktail is a new take on the classic mojito. Serve it with little persimon® nibbles for the perfect accompaniment.
- 1 P.D.O. Spanish Persimon®
- 2 limes juice of
- 2 tsp demerara sugar
- a handful mint leaves
- 120 ml coconut rum
- soda water to top up
For the Persimon® Bites
- 50 g full fat soft cheese
- a few toasted flaked almonds or pine nuts
- 2-3 cocktail cherries chopped
Cut the leafy top from the Spanish Persimon® and cut off a few thin slices for the drinks. Cut the rest into thicker slices and set to one side.
Put the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves into a small jug and ‘muddle’ them together, crushing the mint leaves (you could use the end of a rolling pin for this). Pour into two tall glasses, add a few thin slices of persimon® and top up with ice cubes and soda. Decorate with persimon® slices and extra mint.
Spread the reserved persimon® slices with soft cheese, then sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds or pine nuts and chopped cocktail cherries. Serve with the mojitos.
TIP: These are best made just before you want to enjoy them!