If the weather's hot, there's nothing better than a Mojito to quench your thirst. The first Mojito was mixed in Cuba over 400 years ago, as a remedy for scurvy, but today it's mostly a remedy for the heat.
What you need
- 6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 oz. white rum
- 0.5 oz. lime juice
- 0.5 oz. minted simple syrup
- club soda
How it's made
Muddle the mint and minted simple syrup in a shaker. Add a few pieces of crushed ice and the remaining ingredients and briefly shake until combined. Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice, top with club soda and garnish with the remaining mint.
Just in case you used all your minted simple syrup making Juleps, here's how to make more. Pick the leaves off one bunch of mint and set aside. Make sure to keep the stems. Bring one cup of water to boil in a saucepan and add the mint stems, boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium and add one cup of sugar. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add the mint leaves and cover. Allow leaves to steep for about 10 minutes. Strain out the stems and leaves and allow to cool.