Just went to RA Sushi and tried their holiday drink, the Star-Spangled Mojito. The patriotic cocktail, which costs $8 and will be served at the sushi restaurant July 3-5, is a blueberry-flavored concoction that combines fruity, tart, and crisp flavors. While the mojito was definitely refreshing, it also packed a punch and the white rum flavor did not go unnoticed. A special touch was the blueberry and cherry garnish on a prism pick. This particular drink went a little heavy on the mint, though that could just be a preference thing. But I definitely recommend sipping the cocktail at one of RA's outside tables this weekend.
Tamir Dvorin, a manager over at RA, told me that the drink is already high in-demand, though they technically don't start serving it until tomorrow. But for those of you that can't wait (or just don't want to shell out the $8), RA has let us in on the recipe so you can try this one at home:
- squeeze 2 limes
- 4 mint leaves
- 1.5 oz. white rum
- 1 oz. blueberry puree (see below)
- .5 oz. Blue Curacao
- splash soda water
- splash lemon-lime soda
- garnish with two blueberries and one cherry on a prism pick
Blueberry puree: mix equal parts of blueberry preserves with simple syrup.
Squeeze the limes and drop the mint leaves into a muddling tin and muddle. Add rum, puree, and Blue Curacao. Pour into a bomber glass and fill with ice. Add a splash of soda water and a splash of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with blueberries and cherry.