A Beautiful Friendship (Tamarind Mojito with Cinnamon)

December 18, 2018

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Author Notes:

Inspired by the 1942 Hollywood classic, Casablanca, this riff on a mojito strikes the perfect balance of the herbs, citrus, and spices you can find in Moroccan cooking—like mint, cinnamon, and tamarind. The film is set in—you guessed it—Casablanca, Morocco, during the early 1940s and this refreshing, bubbly libation would feel right at home at the ever-bustling Rick’s Café Americain.

Food52

Food52 Review: This was developed by our partner Cointreau and is featured in the story, Create Your Own Hollywood-Inspired Cocktail & Win a Trip to Cannes.The Editors

Makes: 1 cocktail
Prep time: 5 min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 bar spoon tamarind concentrate
  • 5-7 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces club soda
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Muddle mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker. Add rum, Cointreau, lime, tamarind concentrate, and a pinch of cinnamon. Add ice, shake, and double strain over ice. Top with club soda and stir to combine .

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