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. This recipe can be served with a dollop of peppermint dye-free cotton candy.
- Yield: Makes 2 drinks
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- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- 3 ounces white rum
In a small pitcher, combine lime juice, 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 the mixture into the 2 glasses; top off with seltzer.