1/2 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves, roughly chopped
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup White Rum
1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Mint Leaves
- Muddle chopped mint with sugar in a pitcher. Add rum and lime juice; stir to dissolve sugar. Strain mixture into tall glasses.
- After straining rum mixture into glasses, add ice and 4–6 ounces of club soda to each glass.
- Add ice to each drink; top with club soda. Garnish drinks with mint sprigs and lime slices
“Muddle” is a bartending term meaning to crush or bruise fresh herbs to release their flavor. To make a mojito, a muddling tool is used (it looks like a tiny baseball bat) to crush mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. If you don’t have this tool, the handle end of a wooden spoon works just fine for muddling ingredients.