Orange-Lime Cocktails

These citrusy rum-based drinks are laced with brown sugar and charged with fresh mint.

  • Servings: 8

Photography: VICTORIA PEARSON

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5 ounces light rum
  • 1 orange, halved crosswise and thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups ice cubes

Directions

  1. Bring brown sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring once. Remove from heat, and add mint leaves. Let steep 10 minutes; strain, and discard leaves. Let cool. (You should have about 3/4 cup syrup.)

  2. Stir together orange and lime juices, rum, and syrup in a pitcher. Divide orange and lime slices among glasses, and top with 3/4 cup ice. Pour rum mixture into glasses, and garnish with mint sprigs.

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