Introducing the Moonlight Mojito

Calling all mojito aficionados - Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Café & Inn kicked off summer 2012 with the Moonlight Mojito Cocktail Contest. We solicited mojito recipes from everybody who had a must-try mojito recipe that’s perfect for sipping on warm summer days, and received a great response.

The top 10 recipe submissions were then made, tasted, sipped and scrutinized by contest-judging guests on Saturday, June 9, with guests casting votes for their favorite recipe. The winning recipe (below) now has the distinction of being called the Moonlight Mojito - signature summer cocktail at the West Shore Café & Inn.

The NEW Moonlight Mojito recipe, courtesy of Eric Larusson of Truckee, California:

  • 5 thin slices of Serrano chili (add/subtract to taste)
  • 6 Concord grapes
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • 1.75 oz. Don Q silver rum
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Sprite


  • Muddle the mint, grapes, Serrano chili slices and limes
  • Add ice to fill glass
  • Add rum and simple syrup
  • Shake vigorously
  • Top off with half soda and half Sprite
  • Garnish with skewered lime and grape
  • Enjoy!

West Shore Café

5160 West Lake Blvd.
PO Box 165
Homewood, CA 96141
Phone: 530-525-5200
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