The Most Refreshing Summer Drink

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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