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Quick Mojito

Quick Mojito

Ingredients (6)

  • 3 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup (see Game Plan note)
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces club soda, chilled
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories216
  • Fat0.06g
  • Saturated fat0.01g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs23.63g
  • Fiber0.52g
  • Sugar21.23g
  • Protein0.32g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium28.31mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

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Most Mojito recipes are served with tragically mashed mint leaves, guaranteeing two problems: bitter flavors from over-zealously crushed mint, and soggy leaves that get stuck in your teeth or straw. Make your Mojito the right way by gently pressing on the mint leaves to just release their oils, then straining them out to ensure an unencumbered sipping experience.

Game plan: You’ll need to make the Simple Syrup before you begin.

Instructions

  1. 1Place 2 of the mint sprigs, the lime juice, and the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and press gently against the mint with the back of a spoon to release the oils.
  2. 2Add the rum and a handful of ice and shake vigorously until the mixture is well chilled, about 20 seconds. Fill a 10-ounce glass with ice and strain the drink into the glass. Top with club soda and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.
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