Arugula Mojito….sounds really strange, right ?? Well if it is, then it is also delicious.
I tasted some arugula flowers from some plants that had gone to seed & they were really delicious. The next day I saw a recipe for an Arugula Mojito & just had to try it. It is made with gin instead of the normal rum in a mojito. I pick up my CSA from One Straw Farm at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market & yup…..they had arugula. Obviously I was meant to try this drink. It tastes almost herbal, so it must be really healthy, eh ?? ” Salute!”
ARUGULA MOJITO (borrowed from Cooking Channel, Extra Virgin show)
- Hot water
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz. gin
- Mint sprig, to garnish (& cherry tomatoes, optional)
For the syrup: Add the honey to the hot water and stir to dissolve. Chill before using.
For the mojito: Muddle the arugula, lime juice and 3/4 ounce honey syrup together. Add the gin. Shake and strain over ice. Serve in a rocks glass.