Classic mojito

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Classic mojito

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Mix up this traditional cocktail and say cheers to summer.


Ingredients

  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 1/2 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • MUDDLE mint and syrup in a shaker.
  • FILL with ice. Add rum and lime juice.
  • SHAKE, then pour into a tall glass. Garnish with lime wheels and mint sprigs.
  • TO make simple syrup: Mix 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Transfer to a jar and chill. Keeps well, refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.

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