Will The Next Great Saratoga Cocktail Be Siro’s Ginger Mint Mojito?

The post-races haunt gets earnest with its Hemingway hat-tip. Find out how to make one.

Siro's Michael Stone, with one of his Ginger Mint Mojitos. (Dori Fitzpatrick)

In saratoga living‘s “The Races!” Issue, post-races mainstay, Siro’s, offered up what they believe is the “Next Great Saratoga Cocktail.” Thirty-year-veteran General Manager and Maître d’ Michael Stone, stepping in for the restaurant/bar’s normal mixologist, offered up Siro’s Ginger Mint Mojito. Here’s how to make it.

Mixologist: Michael Stone*
Bar: Siro’s Restaurant & Bar
Cocktail: Siro’s Ginger Mint Mojito

The delicious rum-based concoction, the Mojito, was first served in Havana, Cuba’s picturesque capital city. The cocktail was also said to be author Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink. With racehorses and, I suspect, more than a few saloons named after him, it seemed to me an appropriate inspiration for a feature cocktail at Siro’s. I chose the Ginger Mint Mojito not only because it’s a perfect summer refreshment, but also, specifically, because of the crispness the freshly muddled ginger adds to the summertime drink. Whether you took a beating at the track or are celebrating a big score, this libation will be a welcome prelude to dinner or just a great way to beat the heat of a Saratoga summer.

Siro’s Ginger Mint Mojito

1.5 oz. Bacardi Superior Rum
0.5 oz. Club soda
Fresh mint
Fresh ginger
Finely granulated sugar
Fresh lime juice
Fresh lime (for garnish)

Muddle the fresh mint and ginger in a clear Collins glass. Combine the Bacardi Superior Rum, club soda, fresh lime juice, granulated sugar in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into the glass. Garnish with a fresh lime.

*Michael’s been the General Manager and Maître d’ at Siro’s for 30 years and says he’s just filling in for their regular bartender.

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed


Welcome to the new saratoga living, the premier lifestyle media company in Saratoga
Springs, and the heart of New York’s Capital Region. At saratoga living, we celebrate
the extraordinary, the can-do spirit and the undeniable magic that our beautiful city is
globally known for.

saratoga living magazine publishes eight times a year. saratogaliving.com re-launched
on February 8, 2018. Like our page on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and
Twitter @saratogaliving. The magazine is printed in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.

The Voux magazine theme



For saratoga living‘s Submission Guidelines,
click here.


All editorial queries should be directed to editorial@saratogaliving.com; or sent to 422 Broadway, Suite 203, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. saratoga living assumes no
responsibility for unsolicited submissions. Printed in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA. You can give us a call at 518-584-7500.

For advertising inquiries, contact advertising@saratogaliving.com. For magazine subscriptions and to purchase back issues, contact subscribe@saratogaliving.com.

We invite any and all party pics from Saratoga Springs and the surrounding areas for possible inclusion on saratogaliving.com. Please email photos to lastnight@saratogaliving.com.