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The Green Mojito

Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 person


  • 30 ml sugar syrup infused with green coriander seeds
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 45 ml white rum
  • Sparkling water/soda
  • ½ tsp green coriander seeds
  • Lime slices; for garnish
  • Coriander flowers; for garnish optional
  • Ice cubes; crushed

Sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp green coriander seeds


To prepare sugar syrup:

  • Crush the green coriander seeds lightly
  • Add the sugar, water and coriander seeds to a pan and place on low heat. Stir occasionally till the sugar has completely melted.
  • Cool well and keep the seeds in for at least an hour to further infuse the flavour.
  • Strain and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

To make the mojito:

  • In a tall glass, muddle the green coriander seeds along with the sugar syrup and ¾ ths of the lime juice.
  • Add the white rum and crushed ice cubes. Stir well to combine and top the glass with sparkling water.
  • Taste and add the remaining lime juice if necessary.
  • Garnish with lime slices and coriander flowers.


If you do not like the seeds to remain in the drink, strain after muddling with the sugar syrup and lime juice.