Dirty Mojito

I am rebelling against the snow we keep getting this month by transporting myself mentally to a beach in Mexico every chance I get.

All I can think about this week is warm weather, beautiful blue waters, and the white sand between my toes. It’s almost enough to make me feel like it’s not snowing outside as we speak.

Since it is almost May, I have been forced to bring some cocktails with me on this mental journey to warmer weather. Let me introduce you to my little friend….

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The Dirty Mojito.

You are probably wondering what exactly a “dirty” mojito entails, aren’t you?

Well it’s nothing too shocking so get your minds out of the gutter. It’s all about the spiced rum, my friends.

I decided to go with my favorite spiced rum (Sailor Jerry’s in case you were wondering 😉 ) for my mini Mexican drink vacation this time. While I love mojitos made with white rum, I like the extra flavor spiced rum brings to the party.

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Is anyone else still experiencing the Spring snow we have been getting in Denver? It is really starting to give me weather-whiplash. Especially when we get sunshine, rain, and snow all in the span on 24hrs. I can’t keep up with it! And neither can my allergies… Without my allergy medicine, everyone would be calling me Sniffles right about now.

Rum is the solution to most allergies, isn’t it?

I am going with “yes” on this one and making myself another cocktail. Feel free to join me on the beach!

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Dirty Mojito

Yield: 1 cocktail

Using dark rum instead of white rum is what gives the Dirty Mojito it's name!


  • 2 oz spiced
  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz soda water
  • Ice


  1. Muddle the lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves together in the bottom of a glass. Add rum and fill the glass with ice. Top the drink off with soda and garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge.

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