It may be the cocktail every Bartender hates, but you must admit the Mojito is a fantastic summer drink.

The Mojito Series Part 1: Demerera Syrup

Just like last month, we’re going to do a mini series of cocktail recipes that are all variations on the Mojito. It’s truly incredible how many variations you can make of any cocktail, and the Mojito is no exception.

To kickstart the process, we’re starting with only a very small variation – this Mojito is made with a demerara syrup instead of simple. The result is a bit darker in color and deeper in flavor, with undertones of molasses and vanilla.

Your Best Bet …

I can’t get your Bartender to admit they aren’t actually out of mint, but I can highly recommend you make your own – you won’t regret it!




This is only very slightly different from the classic Mojito, with a Demerara syrup instead of simple.
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  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1/2 oz Rich Demerara Syrup
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 5-10 each Leaves of Mint
  • 2-4 oz Soda Water

Rich Demerara Syrup

  • 1/4 cup Demerara Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Water


  • Add lime juice and mint to a cocktail shaker
  • Gently muddle
  • Add remaining ingredients and shake well
  • Dump into a highball glass
  • Top with Soda water

Rich Demerara Syrup

  • Heat the water to just before boiling and add the sugar.
  • Mix to dissolve
  • Cool before using