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Canadian Twist On A Classic Cocktail

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(NC) - A summer favourite, the mojito, is having a rebirth as bartenders across Canada are creating new twists on this classic cocktail.

Like spicy cocktails? Why not try a Watermelon and Jalapeno Mojito? Do you love the flavour of fresh, local berries? Try muddling in raspberries to create a signature Razz Mojito.

Canadian Twist On A Classic Cocktail
For a uniquely Canadian twist on the mojito, try replacing sugar with maple syrup, et voilą, a Maple Mojito.

Step-by-step instructions for making a perfect Original Mojito or other unique blends are available online at


  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Superior Rum
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 lime (cut in to 4 pieces)
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 1 sprig of mint, for garnish
  • 2 oz club soda


Gather mint and rub around the rim of a tall highball glass. Drop mint in glass. Squeeze lime juice from 1/2 lime and drop into glass. Add 1 tbsp maple syrup and muddle with pestle. Next, fill the glass with ice. Add 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Superior Rum and top with club soda. Stir well and garnish with a lime and sprig of mint.

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