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Twill Serve: A Mojito Riff

mojito riff

Crème de cacao and peppercorn syrup add richness to the classic.

Mint, spice, and crème de cacao create layers of deliciousness in this Mojito riff.


  • 1 1/2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. white crème de cacao
  • 1/2 oz. peppercorn syrup
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • Tools:barspoon
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:mint sprig, chocolate-mint cookie


Combine all of the ingredients with crushed ice in a glass and stir to combine and chill. Fill the glass with additional crushed ice, then garnish.

Peppercorn Syrup: Combine 2 cups of sugar with 2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Once cooled, add this to a blender with 1/4 cup of black peppercorns and blend well. Fine strain into a bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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