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Mojito Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe

Mojito Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe

A Homemade Mojito Hard Seltzer To Impress Your Friends

The bar-restaurant “La Bodeguita del Medio” in Havana, Cuba, believed in it and served it to its customers. One of them was Ernest Hemmingway, who loved and praised it. Local South American Indians used its ingredients as a remedy for tropical illnesses. It was the drink that James Bond and Jinx enjoyed while flirting by the beach in an unforgettable scene of the Die Another Day film. 

It’s all about mojito, of course!

Mojito is a quintessential Cuban highball and one of the most popular cocktails of all time. Trendy cocktails come and go, but the classic mojito’s popularity will never fade away. It’s also the kind of cocktail that we can make at home as it’s easy to put together. You only need the right ingredients and… sparks of creativity to make it special!

WHAT IS A MOJITO?

A classic mojito recipe consists of white rum, lime juice, sugar, soda water and spearmint. It has a relatively low alcohol content, so it’s a ‘healthier’ choice compared to other alcoholic mixed drinks. The blend of citrus, sweetness, herbaceous mint flavours and quality rum has made the mojito a world-famous, warm-weather wonder.

AN ULTIMATE REFRESHING HARD SELTZER MOJITO BY SERVED

Tired of treating your friends the same beers and wines every time you organise a gathering at your place? Here’s your chance to impress your loved ones with your bartending skills and make their taste buds sing!

Served Drinks has joined forces with one of the world’s best bartenders, Anna Sebastian, to create the ultimate mojito recipe with hard seltzer. It’s quick and easy to make, so you don’t have to be a cocktail master to nail it!

Ready for a new, boozy and fizzy mojito recipe that will please your palate and help you replicate the bar experience in your living room or garden?

OUR SIGNATURE MOJITO SELTZER RECIPE

It’s bright, fresh and citrus with a hint of sweetness.

It contains only 110 calories - perfect for health-conscious drinkers and low-carb dieters!

Five ingredients are all it takes to make your taste buds dance with every sip you take!

  • 50ml Served® Lime
  • 25ml Bacardi Puerto Blanco
  • 30 ml Copella Apple & Elderflower Juice
  • 10 ml Agave Nectar
  • 8 Fresh Mint Leaves for each serve

Method:

  • Put the fresh mint leaves in a highball glass.
  • Bruise them gently. It’s important not to cut them, but leave the essential oils of the herb to release naturally. 
  • Pour the rum, juices and agave syrup into the glass.
  • Stir them with a spoon. 
  • Add crushed ice.
  • Top with Served® Lime.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig.

Your mojito seltzer is ready! You don’t have to be a cocktail master to make this mighty mojito recipe at home. Your friends will love it, and you’ll be proud of crafting a signature cocktail on your own.

WHAT MAKES OUR MOJITO SELTZER RECIPE SPECIAL

The fizzy and invigorating Served® Lime hard seltzer has taken the place of the unflavoured club soda used in regular mojito recipes. That makes our cocktail more vibrant in flavour and also gives it a trendy character. After all, you want to create a unique mojito recipe that will be a hit amongst your friends!


Served hard seltzers are gluten free and plant-made (so, ideal for vegans). They contain no sugar, artificial ingredients or carbs. Hand-picked Tahiti limes grown in the Catanduva region of Brazil are the ones that give Served® Lime spiked seltzer a delicious and sweet flavour. 

To make it a ‘healthy’ option for mojito addicts, we’ve replaced sugar with agave syrup. Agave nectar is a well-known diabetic-friendly sweetener that doesn’t spike sugar levels in our blood.

THE HISTORY BEHIND THIS CUBAN CLASSIC: WHO INVENTED THE MOJITO?

Now you know how to make the perfect tall and minty mojito to amaze your friends. But wouldn’t it be even cooler to share with your guests your knowledge about the origins of this much-loved alcoholic drink?

The history of the mojito is hard to trace as there are various stories around who invented it. There’s one thing to be sure about: Cuba is the motherland of this iconic cocktail.

The most widely believed story is that the English pirate Sir Francis Drake invented the mojito in Havana in the 1500s. His crew suffered from stomach illnesses after an unsuccessful invasion. Thankfully, the local indigenous people had a remedy for them: the aguardiente. This medicine included a mix of fresh mint, sugarcane juice and limes. Shortly after, the boozy cocktail “El Draque” with a crude version of rum became popular in the bars across Cuba.

A competing theory comes from the famous bar La Bodeguita del Medio. The owners of this bar-restaurant boast that their bartenders were the first to whip up a mojito cocktail. The bar was also a haunt for one of the greatest authors of all time, Ernest Hemingway. And his favourite drink? The light and delicious mojito, of course!

There’s much of a dispute on the name too. Some say it comes from the Cuban lime-based seasoning “mojo,” which translates into “little spell” in African. Others argue that it comes from the Spanish “mojar,” which means “wet.”

No matter who invented it or where it took its name from, this refreshing and exciting cocktail will take you on a multi-sensorial journey in Cuba. Cheers to all!

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Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Rum

Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Rum

An Exquisite Blend of Hard Seltzer & Rum to Give You A Taste of the Caribbean

Did you know that August 16 is International Rum Day? No alcoholic beverage could have a dedicated date in the calendar other than the world’s oldest spirit: Rum!

From swinging in a hammock to pool parties and tiki bars, nothing gets you a better feel and taste of the tropics than rum. A blend of exotic fruit flavours and good quality rum can unwind all of your senses. It transports you to the sun-kissed shores of fascinating islands, ocean breezes and crystal clear sea waters. With a rum cocktail in hand, you’ll be the life and soul of the party!

What Is Rum Made From?

We couldn’t have rum without the sugarcane plants. Sugarcanes are tropical grass species, 2 to 6-metre tall, native to Papua, New Guinea. 

For rum production, sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice are mixed with yeast and water to ferment into alcohol. Then, the liquid mix goes through distillation that transforms the raw materials into pure alcohol. The distilled, clear liquor is left in oak barrels for a few years to age. As the last step before bottling, the filtering process removes any impurities from rum. 

Even though that’s how big brands make rum, the specifics of rum production vary between manufacturers and locations.

Another important aspect every drinker has in mind when it comes to rum is the quality. How good a rum brand is relies on the variety of sugarcane used to create it. Well-known sugarcane-growing countries are Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Cuba and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Cuba and Puerto Rico are popular for the production of light-bodied rums. On the other hand, Jamaican sugarcanes create a heavier rum with a stronger flavour. 

The longer the rum is left to age in old barrels, the more flavourful, tasty and brighter in colour will be.

But no matter if it’s fresh, fruity and light or stronger and more woody, rum is one of the greatest, much-loved and oldest spirits in the world.

A Standout Cocktail To Transport Your Senses To Exotic Destinations: Rum & Hard Seltzer 

Served Drinks has teamed up with one of the world’s top bartenders, Anna Sebastian, to create the most refreshing and tropical rum hard seltzer recipe. It’s simple and takes only a few minutes to prepare. So get ready to show off your bartending skills and impress your friends!

Cocktail Name: I’m Kinda Rich

Ingredients

Glass, Garnish & Ice

  • Rocks Glass
  • Grated Cinnamon
  • Crushed Ice

Method

  1. Add cubed ice to the shaker.
  2. Add the rum, pomegranate juice, fresh clementine juice, lemon juice and honey.
  3. Shake all liquids until they’re perfectly mixed.
  4. Pour the cocktail into a rocks glass.
  5. Top with Served Lime Hard Seltzer.
  6. Garnish with fresh cinnamon.

Your new, boozy and fizzy rum hard seltzer is ready! It’s fresh and complex with a subtle richness and spice and contains only 140 calories. So you can enjoy it without guilt.

Ready for an explosion of happiness on your tastebuds?

What’s The Difference between White Rum & Dark Rum?

Served signature rum and hard seltzer cocktail tastes best when made with an aged, golden brown rum of your choice. In general, though, there are two main types of rum: white rum and dark rum.

White rum is smooth and subtle with a vibrant flavour. It ages in stainless steel casks for three months up to a year or so. Bartenders use white rum to make classic light cocktails like Pina Colada and Mojito. 

Dark rum is bold, rich and sweet (or dry), with a complex flavour and mouthfeel. It takes its colour from the years spent in oak barrels. The more years in the oak, the darker the colour of the rum. Popular cocktails made with dark rum are the Dark ‘N’ Stormy and the Hurricane. 

A recent trend among rum producers is the method of flavouring the spirits with tropical ingredients, like coconut, and other spices. The added flavour increases the rum’s sweetness, warmth, complexity and hit.

A Brief History Of Rum

Rum originated in India at around 350 BC. Locals used to ferment sugarcane juice to create drinks for medical purposes. 

In the 14th century, Marco Polo and other explorers and colonists discovered this “good wine of sugar” and opened up trade routes to Africa and Europe. The exploration of new tropical islands in the Caribbean and South America revealed the perfect climate for growing sugarcane.

The popularity of rum went global with the discovery of Barbados in the early 1600s. The sugar barons of these exotic islands of the West Indies started exporting sugar and rum. Soon, they became some of the richest spirit producers in the world.

Forbes has reported a very interesting fact about rum: The British Navy was giving a half pint of rum to each sailor each day in 1655. With the approval of the British Navy, rum soon became a well-liked spirit across Europe and the US. 

Top Five Reasons We Love Rum

Rum is the king of cocktails as it goes with anything and everything. Do you have some pineapple, pomegranate or lime juice in the fridge? It’ll take less than 5 minutes to whip up a fancy cocktail then!

Here are the 5 top reasons making is avid rum lovers:

1. A classic choice

Rum is one of the most classic and sophisticated spirits - and Ernest Hemingway’s favourite alcohol base for his much-loved mojito! So the next time you’re invited to a social event or date, catch the eye of the person you want to impress from the first minutes by ordering a rum on the rocks. A rum cocktail would also do the work though!

2. One of the most diverse spirits

Even though it’s crafted from one main ingredient - the exotic sugarcane - rum is one of the most versatile spirit categories. It’s produced in more than 80 countries with different methods, blending styles and ageing techniques. There is white, gold, navy, black, dark and premium aged varieties of rum. Whatever your taste, there’s definitely a rum for you. 

3. An ideal gift idea

Invited to a party or special celebration? Impress the host with an elegant and classy bottle of rum. It doesn’t even have to be gift wrapped!

4. The perfect base for cocktails

The list of cocktails you can make with rum is endless. Mojito, Zombie, Hurricane, Dark ‘N’ Stormy, Mai Tai, Piña colada, Cuba Libre, Daiquiri, Pineapple caipirinha are some of the most popular options. 

5. Elevate your dessert & make an impression!

Use your favourite rum to whip up sweet delights like rum truffles, rum cakes or a delicious rum tiramisu. If you fancy cool ice cream, combine this great spirit with raisins and vanilla custard base to make the hit recipe of the summer!

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Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Vodka

Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Vodka

An Easy Vodka Seltzer Recipe That Will Blow your Mind

Cocktails have no boundaries. They can be classic or innovative, sophisticated or crazy, sweet or sour, iced or flaming. The sure thing is that they’re yummy, fun and always in season.

When cocktails made their debut in the eighteenth century, there was only one basic recipe: a mix of spirit, water, sugar and bitters. Today, the alcoholic beverage industry and bartenders around the world use science and creativity to make cocktails that are pieces of art. 

It’s not just what’s inside the glass that matters. From the glassware to the garnish, drinking a cocktail is a ritual that takes you on a multi-sensorial journey. Or mini-vacations in another place and time!

Cocktails are not just drinks but a reflection of our personality. We love them because they can speak to our souls and make our taste buds dance! Wanna dance with us?

A GUILT-FREE VODKA AND SELTZER LOVE AFFAIR

Served Drinks has teamed up with top bartender Anna Sebastian to create the most delicious and refreshing hard seltzer cocktail with a touch of vodka.

You can whip it up in the comfort of your home. If you’re feeling like going out, ask the bartender at your favourite cocktail spot in the city to make it for you. Whatever the scenario, this easy-to-make recipe is pure happiness in a glass!

We named it Thanks A Bunch as we couldn’t be more thankful every time we make a big pitcher of it to enjoy with our friends.

To double the joy, our crisp cocktail contains only 100 calories. So if you’re on a low carb diet or just a health-conscious cocktail lover, this mouth-watering drink will become your guilt-free pleasure.

A SIMPLE, YET DELICIOUS RECIPE

A mix of three ingredients is all it takes to create the perfect Thanks A Bunch at home.

We suggest you try it with the premium quality and gluten-free Grey Goose vodka - crafted in France from natural ingredients.

Difficulty level: Super simple!

  • Add all spirits in a highball glass. 
  • Top with cubed ice and garnish with fresh raspberries. 
  • Give it a quick stir and you’re ready to indulge in the most refreshing sip for the day!

WHAT MAKES THIS VODKA & SELTZER RECIPE SPECIAL

Our vodka & raspberry hard seltzer cocktail is clear, smooth, creamy and fruity. A pale red, fizzy crush that’s invigorating enough to make even the fussiest cocktail drinkers happy!

But what makes it really special is that it contains zero refined sugar, fake sugar or stevia. So, we’re talking about an alcoholic drink that comes with no carbs - and the lowest calorie count.

Vodka is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages among dieters and health-conscious drinkers. The reason? It comes with no fibre, cholesterol, carbs, sugar or fat. It ranks amongst the top low-calorie libations, beating out wine and beer. 

Worried about the carb-rich food used to craft vodkas, such as potatoes and wheat? Trusted vodka producers make sure to remove all carbs through the fermentation and distilling processes.

The other great ingredient of Thanks A Bunch is the light, fizzy and absolutely hydrating hard seltzer, the drink of the future. This trendy and innovative type of seltzer with alcohol is low-calorie and low carb - perfect for consumers who embrace a healthy lifestyle. 

What’s even better? Hard seltzers are 100% gluten free, suitable for everyone suffering from Celiac or other digestion issues. Served® alcoholic seltzers are 100% natural, gluten-free and contain zero sugar, artificial ingredients or sweeteners. They come with just 23 calories per 100ml and no carbs at all.

Does no sugar mean no taste for our fabulous cocktail? Absolutely not! The aromatic taste of raspberry hard seltzer and the fresh raspberry added as a garnish are enough to give our signature drink the fruity flavour it needs. 

A MORE JUICY RECIPE, PERFECT FOR THE BEACH

A cocktail lover ready to enjoy this summer to the max? Anna Sebastian and Served Drinks have also created an iconic, fresh and complex cocktail with a subtle richness and spice - ideal for the summertime!

Name: I’m Kinda Rich.

An easy recipe with a mix of juices for those who want to enjoy a homemade version after a long day at work. But what if you’re exploring new places and summer bars? Learn the recipe by heart and show off your cocktail expertise to the bartender.

AN EASY & LOW-CALORIE COCKTAIL RECIPE

Instead of vodka, try this juicy cocktail with Bacardi rum.

List of ingredients:

  • 20 ml Served® Lime
  • 20 ml Bacardi 8
  • 5 ml Pomegranate Juice
  • 50 ml Fresh Clementine Juice
  • 5 ml of Lemon Juice
  • 10 ml Honey

Method:

  • Pour the mix into a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with grated cinnamon and crushed ice. 
  • Shake it and top up with Served® hard seltzer.

Now, sink into your sofa and sip on this totally refreshing and sparkling cocktail. You’ll feel like you’ve spent your day at the beach!

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    Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Gin

    Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Gin

    Cocktail Name | Summer No.10 Spirtz

    A citrus, herbaceous, fresh and tangy recipe using Served lime hard seltzer and Tanqueray No Ten Gin. 

    Calories - Only 123 calories

    Preparation Time - 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • SERVED Lime: 100ml
    • Tanqueray No Ten Gin: 25ml
    • St Germain Elderflower Liquer: 10ml
    • Cucumber Pieces: 50 each
    • Green Tea: 5ml
    Glass, Garnish & Ice
    • Copa De Balon or Large Wine

    • Cucumber Slices
    • Cubed Ice
    Method
    1. Add cubed ice to large wine glass or copa de balon
    2. Add 25ml gin, 10ml elderflower liquer and 5ml green tea (cooled)
    3. Top with Served Lime Hard Seltzer
    4. Garnish with a fresh cucumber
    5. Stir and enjoy!
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    Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Tequila

    Hard Seltzer Cocktail Recipe with Tequila

    Cocktail Name | LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

    A delicious, light, fresh and tropical cocktail made using Rita Ora's Prospero Tequila, coconut water, agave nectar, fresh mango juice, lime and Served Raspberry hard seltzer.

    Calories - Only 142 calories

    Preparation Time- 5 minutes

    Ingredients
    • SERVED Raspberry: 100ml
    • Prospero Blanco Tequila: 30ml
    • Coconut Water: 50ml
    • Agave Nectar: 10ml
    • Fresh Mango Juice: 30ml
    • Fresh Lime Juice: 5ml
    Glass, Garnish & Ice
    • Highball Glass
    • Fresh Raspberry
    • Cubed Ice
    Method
    1. Fill a shaker with cubed ice, add Prospero Blanco Tequila, Coconut water, agave nectar, fresh mango juice and lime juice.
    2. Shake until mixed
    3. Add cubed ice to highball glass
    4. Pour into glass and top with Served hard seltzer
    5. Garnish with a fresh raspberry

     

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