These are super easy to make and great for summer, we used this recipe here.
You will need:
- A Tall Glass
- 2 Parts Bacardi Superior Rum (about 50ml)
- ½ Fresh Cut Lime
- 12 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 2 heaped spoons of Sugar
- Dash of Soda Water
- Crushed Ice – To Fill
- Sprig of Fresh Mint To Garnish
- A muddler (or rolling pin)
- A spoon
First, get your lime and cut it in half and then cut the half into four. Put the four lime wedges into a glass. Add the sugar and muddle (squish everything together) to release the lime juice
Put the mint leaves on one hand and clap, because as Jamie Oliver says "everything is better with a little spank". But seriously, this bruises the leaves and releases the aroma. Rub the mint leaves around the rim of the glass and drop them in. Use a muddler, or a rolling to gently push the mint down into the lime juice.
Half fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in the Bacardi Superior rum. Stir the mix together until the sugar dissolves.
Top up with crushed ice, a splash of the club soda water and garnish it with a sprig of mint.
It really is that simple and you have a great summer drink!
What is your favourite cocktail? Let me know!