Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails, so of course I had to post this festive cranberry twist on the traditional version of the recipe. Here’s to hoping you enjoy one this holiday season. Thanks to celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers for sharing with us.
- 10 whole fresh cranberries
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 slices of lime
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 5 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
- 1 shot rum
- Cranberry Juice Seltzer water
In a tall glass combine cranberries, lime wedge, sugar and mint leaves. Using a muddler crush together ingredients until all the juice has been extracted from the limes and cranberries. Fill glass with ice add rum. Top off with seltzer and cranberry juice and stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint and 2 slices of lime
Entrepreneur and celebrity caterer Andrea Correale is the President and Founder of Elegant Affairs Caterers. Her premiere catering and event planning company serves the tri-state area including Manhattan, The Hamptons and Westchester. Her team works with luxury businesses producing custom-designed events ranging from intimate to extravagant. Andrea’s expertise further includes working as a food and entertaining contributor for prominent outlets such as Hamptons Magazine and was even named the entertaining expert for L’Oreal Paris Academy, Ehow.com, Sam’s Club, Celebrations.com and a subsidiary of 1-800 Flowers. Most recently, Andrea was announced the Home Entertaining Expert for Lenox’s new campaign, ‘Lenox Where Entertaining Is @”. During her career, Andrea has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars including Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy, L.A. Reid, Donald Trump and more.