Recipe: Mojitos

By Angela Casley

Chilled Mojitos. Bastide glasses from Republic. White side plates, dinner plate and cutlery from Father Rabbit. Photo / Babiche Martens.
Chilled Mojitos. Bastide glasses from Republic. White side plates, dinner plate and cutlery from Father Rabbit. Photo / Babiche Martens.

Mojitos

Makes 1

• 8 mint leaves, torn roughly
• ½ lime, cut in four wedges
• 2 Tbsp sugar syrup*
• Ice
• 45ml white rum
• 125ml soda water

1. Place the mint and one lime wedge into a glass and crush using a muddler to release the oils and juice.

2. Add two more wedges and the syrup, then crush again. Fill the glass with ice.

3. Pour the rum over the ice and top with soda.

*Sugar syrup: Simmer 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water for 5-10 minutes until slightly syrupy. Cool, store in a jar in the fridge.


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