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The most refreshing cocktail for a hot summer day
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Mojitos are one of those cocktails that just make sense when warmer weather rolls around. They're refreshing, pack a punch and are so easy to make. This recipe for a classic mojito works as is, or you can take a few liberties and spice it up with some muddled strawberries, jalapeno, cucumber or any other ingredient you fancy!  

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  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 Ounces white rum
  • 1 Ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 Ounce simple syrup
  • Splash club soda
  • Ice


Step 1: In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, generously muddle 10 mint leaves. 

Step 2: In the shaker combine 2 ounces white rum, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 1 ounce simple syrup and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously. 

Step 3: Fill a glass with fresh ice and strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass. 

Step 4: Top the glass with club soda and garnish with mint leaves and lime.