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“I am a Mojito fanatic, but it wasn't until my brother made me one that I knew what Mojito perfection was!!! You might laugh at my recipe, but it works every time, regardless of the size of the mint and/or lime.”
READY IN:
5mins
SERVES:
1
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 mint leaves (not 11, not 13, TWELVE)
  • 1 lime, cut in eighths
  • 1 12 tablespoons simple syrup (or 3 tsp superfine sugar)
  • 1 12 ounces white rum
  • club soda

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, place the TWELVE mint leaves, 6 pieces of lime and the simple syrup (or superfine sugar). With a muddler, mash up the lime pieces and mint leaves so that they release their flavors and oils. Taste for sweetness and adjust if necessary.
  2. Add the rum and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds or until ice crystals form.
  3. With a cocktail strainer, pour into a tall ice-filled glass. Top off with club soda. Garnish edge of glass with a slice of lime.

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