This is a cocktail I’ve been dying to try from my Sailor Jerry recipe book and now that I have, I don’t think I’ll drink a mojito any other way! It’s an unexpected yet wonderful combination of flavors that make you think of relaxing on a tropical beach and curling up in front of a fireplace on a cold winter day all in one! The original recipe calls for a cinnamon foam which is prepared in a whipped cream siphon with egg whites, apple juice, cinnamon, sugar, and house bitters, but I made it a bit simpler by using French vanilla whipped cream and adding cinnamon to the cocktail. You can get fancy or take the quick route, but either way this is a must-make cocktail!
(makes 1 cocktail)
4-5 pieces of fresh pineapple
4 tsp sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Juice from 1 lime
1 ½ oz Sailor Jerry Rum
10 loose mint leaves
French vanilla whipped cream (regular will work fine too)
Extra cinnamon to sprinkle on top
Sprig of mint to garnish
Add pineapple pieces, sugar, and cinnamon to a cocktail shaker and use a wooden spoon to muddle. Add lime juice, Sailor Jerry Rum, mint leaves, and give it a good shake.
Pour into an ice filled glass top with whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon, and garnish with mint sprig. Serve right away.