Key West Mojito

There’s nothing like a refreshing cold drink on a hot summer night. This one should do the trick. Serves six.


  • 9 oz light rum
  • 8 sprigs spearmint leaves
  • 3 limes
  • 12 oz. simple sugar or
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 liter club soda


Lightly muddle mint leaves and lime in a tall glass.  Cover with simple syrup or sugar and fill glass with ice.  Add rum and club soda; stir well.  Garnish glass with lime wedge and springs of mint.

Making simple syrup:

2 parts sugar to 3 parts water.  Mix sugar well with hot water until dissolved.   Stores well in a closed container for several weeks.

Side note:  I like to use lots more rum and lots less club soda…way more better!  And simple syrup is much better than sugar.

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