Yesterday I posted an image of a Smokito on Instagram, basically a mojito where you replace the rum by a smoky whisky.

Some people asked for the recipe so here it comes:
Smokito with Bowmore Tempest single malt.

Preparation - "Cook" time - Total .

Yields 1 cocktail

Ingredients Smokito

  • 30 ml Bowmore Tempest single malt
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges
  • 10 fresh mint leafs
  • 2 teaspoons rock sugar
  • crushed ice
  • a bottle of cold soda water
  • sprig of mint to garnish

Kitchen utensils

  • cocktail spoon
  • a sturdy mojito glass



Bereiding

Slice the lime in wedges and put them in the mojito glass. Add 2 teaspoons of cane sugar and squeeze with a pestle or the back of your cocktail spoon so the lime releases its juice.

Throw the mint leafs in the glass (Some bartenders claim the leaves release more flavour when you give them a clap with your hand...).

Push the mint into your sugar-lime mixture. Add a spoon of crushed ice, a measure of Bowmore Tempest single malt and stir gently.

Fill your glass with crushed ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Done!

Santé, schol, slainte, a su salud, à sua saúde!



Bowmore Tempest
The Tempest batch IV makes a lovely Smokito. Photo credit: Bowmore.com