Whether we’re having a pool party with family, a neighborhood barbecue, or a potluck with friends, we know that a well-crafted cocktail for our guests is the perfect crowd pleaser. We’ll treat them to something light and citrusy, or maybe a mix of herbal teas and liquor. Or we might combine it all for a fun, easy-going drink with a kick to add some life to our party (not that we need it).
We’re serving up Moteatos (pronounced mo-tea-toes), a beautiful cocktail made up of our two favorite drinks: iced tea and mojitos. When mint and lime mix with rum and an Earl Grey simple syrup, the Moteato is born, becoming a vibrant backyard refresher that is sure to keep us and our guests cool in the summer sun.
1 sprig fresh mint
2 ounces BLY Silver Rum
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Earl Grey tea simple syrup (recipe below)
3 drops orange blossom water Ice
1 ounce club soda
Muddle sprig of fresh mint at the bottom of a shaker. Add remaining ingredients,except club soda. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Top off with club soda.
Earl Grey Simple Syrup
5 Earl Grey tea bags
1 cup sugar
Bring 1 cup of water to boil. Remove from heat and steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, and stir in sugar over low heat, until dissolved. Cool before serving.