Napa Valley Marriott Chef’s Mojito

Contributed by: Chef Brian Whitmer

Chef’s Mojito

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Cocktail utilizing the Lemon Verbena plant from an organic garden in Wine Country


3 Strawberries
2.5 ounces Mount Gay Rum
6 Lemon Verbena Leaves
I ounce Lime Juice = whole lime
1 oz Agave Nectar
Topper of Sierra Mist, Squirt or any citrus soda


  1. Build Drink in Collins Glass.
  2. Muddle strawberries, lemon verbena, lime juice and agave syrup.
  3. Add rum, fill glass with ice.
  4. Top with citrus soda.
  5. With bar spoon, lift and stir fruit and leaves up from bottom.
  6. Garnish with lemon verbena sprig.
  7. Add citrus soda, lime juice.

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