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Cool Down Minty Mojito

By Alka Narula @narulaalka
The Mojito translates to "Something a little wet"is a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! There are many variations of the drink. This recipe calls for the five customary ingredients of mint, rum, white sugar, lime, and club soda.The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus, and mint flavors is intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear highball a popular summer drink. The cocktail has a relatively low alcohol content
Cool Down Minty Mojito
Ingredients
Original recipe makes 1 cocktail
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Prepration
1. Put the mint leaves into a Collins glass and squeeze the lime juice over them.
2. Add the powdered sugar and then muddle the mint, lime juice and sugar together. Add crushed ice.
3. Stir in the rum and top off with the club soda.
4. Garnish with a mint sprig

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