For a while now, Kevin and I have been doing a little thing we call “Cocktail of the Week.” We pick a drink -sometimes a classic like a Gimlet or Old Fashioned, sometimes a concoction all our own- and learn to make it properly.
This week we’re making my all-time favorite summer cocktail, the classic Mojito. This refreshing rum cocktail was a favorite of Earnest Hemingway (weren’t most cocktails?) and is our go-to late summer afternoon drink. Its minty, citrusy flavors are an AC in a glass.
Summer’s just getting started, so why don’t you give one of these classic mojitos a try?
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (as always, use real lime- not that bottled stuff)
2 oz. white rum
1 oz. club soda
2 teaspoons sugar
8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 cup ice
lime slice for garnish