Mandarin Mojito

This is a very refreshing citrus mandarin mojito which is great for serving at parties.

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INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup water
3/4 cup turbinado sugar
3/4 cup DOLE® Mandarin Oranges, drained
1 small jalapeno peppers, sliced
1-1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
2 cups orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1-1/4 cups light rum
1-1/2 cups club soda

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place water and turbinado sugar in saucepan and simmer until sugar is completely dissolved to make simple syrup.  Cool.
  2. Muddle mandarin oranges, jalapeno, and mint, in large pitcher.
  3. Stir in orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and rum to pitcher until completely mixed.  Chill until serving time.
  4. Place ice in a high ball glass and fill ¾ of the way with mojito mixture top with club soda.  Garnish with a mandarin slice and fresh mint sprig, if desired. 
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