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Mojito

The secret to a good mojito is lots of fresh mint.

Sunset JULY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 20 rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1 1/2 in. long)
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons chilled soda water
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint

Preparation

In an 8- to 10-ounce glass, combine 20 rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1 1/2 in. long) and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. With a wooden spoon, pound mint leaves with sugar to coarsely crush. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum, 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice; mix well. Fill glass with ice cubes and 4 to 6 tablespoons chilled soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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