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This is Cuba's signature libation. A frequent visitor to the tropics, Ernest Hemingway named this his beverage of choice.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a small mortar bowl; crush mint using a pestle. Transfer mint mixture to a tall glass.

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  • Add rum, and stir; add ice cubes. Add a splash of club soda.

  • Note: If you don't have a mortar and pestle, simply use the back of a spoon to crush the mint leaves in your glass with the sugar and lime juice.

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