12 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut in wedges
2 tbsp. sugar or simple syrup
1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Rum Superior
a splash of club soda
a sprig of mint and lime wedge for garnish
Put 12 mint leaves in a tall glass with lime wedges. Muddle the mint and lime by using a muddler. It is a bartender’s tool to mash the mint and lime together. It is important to muddle because it releases and intensifies the flavor. Then add simple syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add the Bacardi Rum and top it up with club soda. Stir then garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.
*Simple Syrup is equal parts of water and sugar by boiling it until the sugar dissolves. I prefer using simple syrup in a cocktail because it mixes well with the alcohol. You can also use powdered sugar.
A muddler is a bartender’s tool to muddle or mash the fruits and herbs. It looks like a pestle but a bit longer. I did not have a muddler on hand so I used ice cream scooper. By using the back of the scooper and try to push and mash it together. It worked and we had a killer Mojito. It is perfect drink for a hot summer day. enJOY!
Source: Bacardi Mojito Cocktail