Traditional aguardiente is served straight by most Colombians, but Luis Otoya gives us a festive send-up of the mojito.

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Serves 4

You will need:
4 limes spearmint
4 tablespoons white sugar
4 shots Aguardiente (Colombian Anis Liquor)
seltzer water

  1. Cut the limes into wedges.
  2. Divide lime, spearmint, and white sugar into each glass.
  3. Crush the ingredients together with the help of a muddler or a wooden spoon.
  4. Add 1 shot of Aguardiente.
  5. Add ice.
  6. Top with seltzer water.
  7. Decorate with a sprig of spearmint.


Photography by Styling by Matthew Robbins + Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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