Mojito

The Mojito is a rum based drink that is based on a drink from the 1800’s out of Cuba.  Classic Mojitos have only Rum, sugar, lime juice and fresh mint.  The ultimate summer cooler it is often served with a splash of soda to make it even lighter.  White or amber Rums are used for a crisp clean taste.  These go down way too easy so keep track of the number while sitting around the pool.

 

 

 

Ingredients: 
1 1/2 oz white rum
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
1/2 oz of Simple Syrup
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup club soda
10 fresh mint leaves
Preparation: 

Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the simple syrup and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more syrup if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.