Mojito

mojitoNothing says summer like a classic Mojito, a simple but delicious combo of rum, lime and simple syrup.

1 1/2 oz. white rum
1 lime cut in half
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
4 mint leaves
Soda water
Tools: muddler, mixing glass, barspoon
Glass: collins
Garnish: mint sprig

Muddle the mint and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Squeeze in juice from both lime halves, add the rum and ice and stir to chill. Pour everything into a glass, top with soda water and garnish.