They say the Mojito is a bartender’s nightmare, mainly because of the muddled-mint step it requires. Order a round of them during the Saturday night rush and watch the barkeep’s face fall. It’s true they can be labor intensive, but for the home bartender especially, they’re well worth it. In addition to that mint, they’ve got rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a fizzy top-off of club soda. Perfect warm-weather sippers.
Complete recipe here:
- 2 oz white rum
- .75 oz simple syrup
- .75 oz fresh lime juice
- 8 mint leaves
- Club soda to top
- Mint sprig, for garnish
- Combine mint leaves with simple syrup in a shaker tin and muddle lightly.
- Add rum, lime juice, and ice, and shake to combine and chill.
- Strain over crushed ice in a Collins glass, and top with club soda.
- Garnish with a mint sprig.