These popular cuban cocktails have a bracing citrus-mint flavor that curbs the taste of the rum; white rum is preferred over darker types for its clarity of color. Served over crushed ice and topped off with seltzer, mojitos are a thirst-quenching option for summer parties.
- Yield: Makes 2 cocktails
- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or about 3 limes
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- 3 ounces white rum
In a small pitcher, combine lime juice, superfine sugar, and 2 sprigs mint; stir until sugar has dissolved. Add rum, and stir to combine. Fill 2 tall cocktail glasses with crushed ice. Strain cocktail into the two glasses; top off with seltzer. Garnish each cocktail with another mint sprig and lime wedge.