Photo by: Allen Nasseri
Despite the extremely cold temperatures we’ve been having lately, I am still on island time from my trip to St. Martin, Saba, and St. Barth last week.
I will post a full recap of my vacation activities soon. For now, enjoy this luxe cocktail recipe – sure to beat the winter blues – that I enjoyed at Nikki Beach St Barth, and some pictures from a photoshoot I did a few years back at (the now defunct) Nikki Beach Manhattan.
The refreshing (and now ubiquitious) mojito is a Cuban cocktail traditionally made with five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.
It’s become my go to drink in warm places or when I want to feel like I’m on vacation, so of course I ordered one immediately at the bar in St. Barths.
This time, instead of using club soda, the clever Nikki Beach mixologist used champagne and forever changed my tried and true mojito recipe.
Nikki Beach Mojito Royal
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 2 tbsp. raw turbinado sugar
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 1/2 oz. white rum
- 1/2 cup brut champagne