Celeb chef Rick Bayless shares his top party pointers, best party menu, and latest original cocktail recipe at SOBEWFF.

Here’s Rick’s recipe for a refreshing twist on a classic mojito, perfect for summer soirees:

Sizzling Mojito

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 slice habanero chili (not chopped)
  • 2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 10 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila or rum
  • Club soda

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and lime juice. Set over medium-high heat and add chopped ginger and habanero. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar granules. Remove from heat and cool. Strain out ginger and habanero. Put the mint leaves and ginger slices in a tall 12-ounce glass. Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to crush the fresh ginger and mint. Fill the glass with ice. Add the tequila and top with a little club soda.

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