Food & Drink

The Best Citrus and Herb Combos to Upgrade Your Mojito

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One of the best things about Mojitos is how easy it is to change-up the classic recipe. A refreshing concoction of rum, simple syrup, soda water, mint and lime, it’s nearly perfect in its prescribed form, but mint-and-lime isn’t the only herb-and-citrus match made in cocktail heaven. Here, fresh variations on the classic Mojito to help you customize the cocktail to your liking.

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Lime + Mint
The classic combination—no explanation needed.

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Grapefruit + Rosemary
This is a perfect match for anytime of year. Not only is it a delightful summer refresher, but it’s also appropriate for cold weather cocktailing, as both grapefruit and rosemary are readily available that time of year. It’s the perfect fireside pick-me-up if you’re not in the mood for a traditional winter drink.

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Lemon + Basil
Close your eyes and imagine yourself enjoying a summer afternoon on Italy’s Amalfi Coast: In front of you is a fresh seafood salad, flecked with basil and dressed with bright, tangy lemon juice. This citrus-herb combo is that paradise in a glass—minus the fish, of course.

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Orange + Thyme
There’s something really special about this combination. Thyme is an extra-fragrant herb, so it can stand up to orange’s exceptionally sweet and acidic flavor. While you can drink an orange and thyme Mojito year round, it’s especially refreshing in the fall.

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Tangerine + Tarragon
A properly ripened tangerine is much sweeter and less acidic than your standard orange. The honeyed fruit is a great match for tarragon’s lightly sweet, almost anise-like flavor. It makes for the perfect garden party aperitif.