James Carrier
Yield
Makes 2 servings

Notes: The mojito - a mint-laced rum cocktail - might be the hottest drink in town these days, but it's served ice cold. We've turned the temperature on its ear for the holidays. To warm glasses, fill with hot water, then drain. Garnish each glass with a mint sprig and a lime slice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse a small teapot with hot water, then drain. Add mint leaves, brown sugar, tea bag, and 1 cup boiling water; cover and let stand for 2 minutes, jiggling tea bag several times. Lift tea bag out and add rum and lime juice.

Step 2

Pour mojito tea through a fine strainer into warmed heatproof martini or wineglasses (at least 1-cup size; see notes).

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