The idea was to whip up an apple mojito incorporating the Moroccan mint tea. Problem – rum and lime kill the tea flavour. Solution – vanilla vodka and sour apple liqueur. Result – it is not a mojito, just a bit of a mix-up!

Ingredients to Muddle
¼ Granny Smith Apple (segmented)
1 Lemon (juiced)
2 teaspoons Cane Sugar
Ingredients to Shake
60ml Dilmah Green Tea Moroccan Mint (cooled)
8 Mint leaves
30ml Apple juice
45ml Vanilla Vodka
15ml Sour Apple Liqueur
Apple slices
Mint leaves

Method of Preparation
With a muddling stick in a strong glass, pound the apple, sugar and lemon to release all of the flavours. Add the shake ingredients and some ice and using a Cocktail Shaker, give it a vigorous shake. Place extra ice in a Tall Glass and strain the cocktail over the ice. Garnish with some apple slices and extra mint.