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Mojito Cocktail

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This classic cocktail is minty, citrusy, and refreshing
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An old Cuban original and favorite of Ernest Hemingway, the mojito is a great cocktail for the beach or backyard barbecues. Minty, citrusy, and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces light rum
  • 1 Ounce lime juice
  • .75 Ounce simple syrup
  • 6 mint leaves
  • soda water
  • mint spring and lime wedge for garnish

Directions

In the bottom of your chilled highball glass, muddle 5-6 mint leaves by pressing lightly with your muddler. Add simple syrup, lime juice, and rum, then fill the glass with soda water and stir. Garnish with a spring of mint (clap the leaves between your hands once to bruise them and bring out the aroma) and a wedge of lime.