Sogba Cocktails
Recipe created by Marcus Samuelsson of Merkato 55
Sogba, a rum-based cocktail, blends aromatic bay leaves and mint with lime juice and ginger beer.
Servings: Makes 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups light rum
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger beer
  • 6 sprigs mint for garnish
Directions
In a saucepan, dissolve sugar and water over medium heat. Add bay leaves and bring to a gentle boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup cool to room temperature. Discard leaves, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use (or store for up to two weeks).

Combine syrup, lime juice, and rum in a container with a secure lid. Cover and shake. Pour mixture into an ice-filled pitcher, add ginger beer, and stir. Serve in highball glasses and garnish each drink with a sprig of mint.

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