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The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball, consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint, but as you know, Monkey Shoulder prides themselves in breaking tradition and being unconventional.

It’s about being authentic, and what better way to be just that than throwing a triple blend single malt Scotch whisky into the mix.

Let the monkey inside come out to play and have some fun with a twist on the traditional.

Cool down and let your taste buds be tantalized by the play of fresh lime juice and sugar syrups while ginger quietly hangs out in the background.

Ingredients

50ml Monkey shoulder

20ml Fresh lime juice

15ml Sugar syrup

dash Angostura Bitters

12 Mint leaves

Ginger Ale

Method

Add all ingredients to a glass except ginger ale

Muddle well

Add crushed ice and stir

Top up with ginger ale

Garnish: 3 mint leaves and lime wedge

Our Tips

Home made redcurrant syrup.

Dissolve equal measures of water and castor sugar into a bowl.

Mash up equal weight of redcurrants and add to the sugar syrup you just made.

Let it sit for a few hours (or as long as you can handle!). When you think it's tasty enough, strain it very well.

If redcurrants are ridiculously rare, then a combination of fresh raspberries and grenadine syrup does the trick!