Nikki Gallo’s Recipe: Mojito

This is my favorite summer drink!

10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste (or use simple syrup)
1 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces of white rum
1/2 cup club soda

Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with club soda. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge and enjoy!

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