Cuban Mojito
Each Serving:
1 tablespoon sugar or 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see recipe below) *
8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
1 lime, halved crosswise or 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 ounces white rum
Crushed ice
3 ounces mineral water or soda water, chilled
Mint sprigs for garnish

Place the mint leaves and sugar in a tall glass; crush sugar (or simple syrup) and mint with back of a spoon for 20-30 seconds, until you can smell the mint.

Cut the lime in half, getting rid of the seeds. Squeeze the juice out from both halves into the glass, then drop ½ lime into the glass.

Pour in the rum and stir. Add plenty of ice, then top off the mixture with mineral water or club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Makes 1 serving.

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