Everything you love about a mojito but with ginger and whiskey! Mint and lime muddled together and mixed with Irish whiskey and ginger beer to create a tasty and refreshing drink for St. Patrick’s Day or any day!
I need to start by saying that I typically don't drink whiskey. I've just never been a fan, but this cocktail is a whole different story!! Irish whiskey mixed with mint, lime juice, and ginger beer actually makes whiskey taste good lol. I actually really love this cocktail! So, if you're like me, and you're not typically a whiskey drinker, I still recommend that you give this cocktail a try! You won't regret it. And if you love whiskey already... perfect, you'll absolutely love this cocktail!
This Ginger Whiskey Mojito is really light, refreshing and perfect for Spring and Summer! And it's especially perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. To tell you the truth, I'm not big on celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but my friends and I still love to hop over to the neighboring town because they always have a big festivity. The town closes down mainstream and everyone brawl crawls. Lots of fun with the weather is nice. But with covid, things will probably look a little different this year.
Whether you celebrate St. Patrick's Day or not, this cocktail doesn't care. It's perfect for any day, season or holiday!
Limes. I like to use fresh limes for this cocktail, but you can most certainly use lime juice from a bottle!
Mint. You'll want lots of fresh mint.
Ginger beer. Your favorite non-alcoholic ginger beer.
Jameson Whiskey. This is my preferred whiskey. I haven't tried it with any others, but feel free to experiment.
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Ginger Whiskey Mojito
To make one drink:
- ½ lime, cut into 2 wedges (or about 1 tablespoon lime juice)
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey (such as Jameson)
- 4-6 ounces ginger beer
- Optional garnish: lime wedges and mint leaves
To make one drink:
- In a cocktail glass, muddle together the lime wedges and mint leaves. Pour in the whiskey and ginger; mix together.
- Top with ice and garnish with additional lime wedge or mint leaves. Cheers!