Summertime mojito drinks

From:  Anna De Souza

Of course – here are some fun ones. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but totally the best name ever for a TV cooking show host! =)
Anna

Black & Blue Mojito
A great summer time Mojito made with Driscoll’s blackberries and blueberries.
2 oz 10 Cane Rum
1 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
3 blackberries
10 blueberries
pinch of mint
Splash of soda water
In a mixing glass, muddle the berries and mint with the lime juice and simple syrup.  Add the 10 Cane rum.  Top with crushed ice.  Add a splash of soda water and stir.  Garnish with mint sprig and additional berries.

70% Chocolate Blood Orange EVOO Cocktail
1.5 oz Hennessy
0.5 oz Frangelico
0.75 oz 70% chocolate & stout reduction
0.25 oz agave nectar
0.25 oz half & half
10 drops Blood Orange infused Olive Oil
Garnish: orange twist
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.  Top with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with orange twist.

Avo-Rita
1.5 oz 1800 Silver tequila
0.75 oz Cointreau
1.5 oz lime juice
1.5 oz agave nectar
Half a ripe avocado
2-3 sprigs of cilantro
Kosher salt / celery salt, for rim *
Lime wedge, for garnish
Kosher / Celery Salt Rim: In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of celery salt with 4 Tablespoons Kosher salt.  Mix well.  To rim the glass, wet outside of Margarita glass with lime wedge and dip into salt mixture.  Set the glass aside.
In a mixing glass, muddle the avocado with the lime juice and agave nectar.  Add the 1800 tequila and Cointreau.  Top with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass.  Garnish with lime wedge and serve.

Source (recipes / images):  Recipes from “101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks” by Kim Haasarud (Wiley & Sons 2011)