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RhubarbMojito_WEBRhubarb and Elderflower Mojito

Yields 1 cocktail:

2 sprigs fresh mint

1½ tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice

¼ teaspoon lime zest

1 ounces white rum

1 ounces rhubarb syrup (recipe follows)

½ ounce elderflower syrup

In the bottom of a glass, muddle mint, lime juice and lime zest using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.   Once the mint is mashed well, add the rum and syrups and gently stir. Top cocktail with ice and garnishing with a slice of rhubarb and mint.

Rhubarb Syrup

2 stalks chopped rhubarb

¾ cup sugar

2 cups water

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ whole vanilla bean

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 5 minutes. Let the syrup cool completely before straining.

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