Celebrate National Mojito Day on July 11

The Mojito is a cocktail “mint” to be celebrated under the summer sun, so July 11 is a great opportunity to celebrate National Mojito Day.

Spice things up by substituting rum for the original chile liqueur, Ancho Reyes, created from ancho and poblano chiles in Puebla, Mexico.

This recipe is provided by William Grant & Sons.


  • 2 parts Ancho Reyes

  • 1 part fresh lime juice

  • ½ part simple syrup (1:1)

  • 7-9 leaves of fresh mint

  • 3 lime wedges

  • Soda water

Ancho Reyes - Anch Jito
(William Grant & Sons)

Add mint, lime wedges and simple syrup into a shaker tin. Lightly smash the ingredients together. Add Ancho Reyes, lime juice and ice and shake. Strain all contents into a double rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.


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