July 1, 2013
How to Make a Great Mojito
Wash and dry a handful of fresh mint leaves, plucking the leaves from the stalk and placing in a pile. Set aside a few leaves for garnish.
Make a simple syrup by combining a cup of water with a cup of sugar in small saucepan and heating slowly, watching the sugar dissolve. Set it aside to cool.
Lightly muddle the mint leaves with a few tablespoons of sugar. The best tool for this is a mortar and pestle, but if you don’t have one you can put them into a heavy bowl and pound the mixture with a spoon until it begins to disintegrate.
Divide the mint into two glasses, add a few tablespoons of the simple syrup, a couple shots of light rum, and the juice of half a lime to each glass. Add ice cubes, and fill the glasses to the brim with soda water. Garnish with a few leaves of mint.
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