The Grand Marnier Mojito Martini is a special cocktail and a favorite of mine. I call it a martini because this beverage was originally served to me at our favorite spot in Mexico as a martini. As you know, martinis can be a bit strong so I modified this beverage to be a bit more drinkable if you know what I mean. It’s citrusy, not too sweet, refreshing goodness in a glass.
My husband and I used to go to Cabo San Lucas Mexico quite regularly during whale watching season. It’s a short flight from the Dallas area so you can be on the beach, cocktail in hand in less than 5 hours!
We spent days on the beach just watching the whales swim by. Sounds heavily right?
On one trip in particular a mama whale came close to shore, just off the tips of our tanning toes. She was swimming in circles and was there a good long time. Soon it became clear, that there were 2 whales, she had given birth while several other whales waited in much deeper waters. An unforgettable experience for sure!
While I can’t recapture the whale watching on a Friday evening, I can bring a little beach with a perfect cocktail, shaken not stirred, and you can too!
Grand Mariner Mojito Martini
½ ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice
1-2 ounces of fresh-squeezed orange juice
6 mint leaves
2 ounces rum
½ ounce Grand Mariner
½ ounce simple syrup
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain liquid into a cold glass or glass with ice. Garnish the drink with a mint sprig and lime wedge and serve
Try it and tell me what you think! Also, I’d love to hear whale sighting stories below!