Made with light rum, lime juice, fresh muddled mint and club soda, the mojito is a classic summer cocktail that’s particularly refreshing on a hot day. If you don’t have sugar cubes on hand, you can use substitute a spoonful of superfine sugar or a splash of simple syrup.
- 2 sugar cubes
- Club soda as needed
- 6 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
- 1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) light rum
- Juice of 1 small lime
In a mixing glass, combine the sugar cubes, a splash of club soda and the mint leaves. Using a muddler, lightly crush the contents of the glass until the mint is aromatic and the sugar is dissolved. Add the rum and lime juice to the glass, fill the glass with ice and stir until well chilled. Strain the contents of the glass into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top off with more club soda. Garnish with the mint sprig and serve immediately. Makes 1 drink.
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