Lilac Mojito

Lilac Mojito

If you love a classic mojito and floral flavours, then you should try this Lilac Mojito. It’s luscious, refreshing, and not overly sweet. That’s a perfect summer twist on the classic drink!

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Lilac Mojito

Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well. Who is ready for the weekend and to enjoy a cocktail or two? Ooo I am so, so ready! Another hectic week indeed. So I am going to keep it short and sweet again. Besides, who needs long conversations when I can offer you something ultra delicious like this cocktail, right?

I know the lilac season is most likely over in the place you live. It’s mostly over here in Nova Scotia, too. (It’s relatively late season here as lilacs bloom in late May – beginning of June) Don’t forget to save this recipe for the next year!

Needless to say, if you’re looking for more lilac inspirations, you’ve found the right blog :) You can check the entire collection or my latest posts. They are Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce and Lilac Empress 1908 Cocktail. And here we go again – a new cocktail idea! But you don’t mind, I know that :)

Lilac Mojito

This Lilac Mojito is easy but so luscious! Subtle lilac flavor goes so well with citrus fruit and mint, so this is a perfect way to utilize lilac syrup. I used lilac syrup as the sweetener. But if you happen to have lilac-infused sugar, that would be a good substitution. Maybe just a little less aromatic. And it’s so pretty, too! I would also recommend smashing one-two blackberries along with mint – for the colour (Because syrup itself has greyish hues unless you add in few berries.)

I hope you like this Lilac Mojito, and you will try it next season! If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen. 

Cheers!

Lilac Mojito
Lilac Mojito

Lilac Mojito

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Drinks
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

If you love a classic mojito and floral flavours, then you should try this Lilac Mojito. It’s luscious, refreshing, and not overly sweet. That’s a perfect summer twist on the classic drink!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. white rum

  • 7-8 large mint leaves

  • ¾ to 1 oz. lime juice

  • 1 to 1 and ½ lilac syrup – to taste

  • soda or sparkling water, optional

  • 1-3 fresh blackberries, optional – for colour

  • ice cubes, crushed

  • lime and mint, for garnish

Directions

  • Lightly muddle the mint in a cocktail shaker until aromatic. If using blackberries for the colour, muddle them too. Add the rum, lime juice, lilac syrup and shake.
  • If desired, strain into a glass filled with ice. I prefer the pieces of muddled mint. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with lime slices and more mint. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Lilac Mojito

  1. Judee says:

    Wow- I did not realize that the lilac flower is edible. I love the flavor and I’m sure I would love this delicious looking rum drink. I’ve never seen lilac syrup but I’ll look for it.
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  2. Jeff the Chef says:

    Your lilac mojito couldn’t be a more attractive color! Lilacs are done blooming where I live, although I have to say, this year seemed to have been an incredible year for them. They were blooming like crazy everywhere. And I love the scent. So I bet I’d like this mojito.

  3. David Scott Allen says:

    This is just so beautiful, and I know there is more coming as I read on… Lilacs ore one of the few things we miss about living in Maine. There just aren’t any here in Arizona. Yes, Trader Joe gets them when they are in season but I doubt they are chemical-free. I will just need to visit the Northeast during lilac season next year! (I was able to find lilac extract online but no syrup.)
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