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The Best Mojito

  • The Best Mojito
  • In order for a Mojito to ever be qualified as the best, it must be made with Simple Syrup.

Ingredients

Servings:

Instructions

Simple Syrup
  1. Mix 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves (about a minute). Then turn off the heat.
  3. Toss in a handful of mint leaves and let it steep (just sit there off the heat) for an hour or so.
  4. Strain out the leaves and store in the fridge till you're ready to use it.
Mojito
  1. Pour 1 ounce mint-infused simple syrup into a tall glass.
  2. Add a handful of mint leaves, and muddle it together. (Use a muddler or a spoon.)
  3. Add crushed ice. Muddle some more.
  4. Add to that 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum (depending on the kind of day you had.)
  5. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
  6. Add a splash of club soda and stir. (If you don't have club soda on hand, just use water.)
  7. Garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of lime.

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