Why is it that mojitos always taste better in the Carribean? It's because they use cane sugar and fresh mint that was just picked. Not only that but the limes are fresh and they do a little thing called releasing the juice. Roll your limes under your palm firmly before juicing, this will release the jewels from the pith and get a ton more juice from the fruit. Also, if you cant find cane sugar use agave syrup which will also taste awesome. Lastly, bruise the mint garnish by slapping it between your hands. This little amount of friction releases the menthol and give your some great aromatics which will setup your palate for an awesome cocktail.
- 1 oz White Rum
- ½ Lime, wedged
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- Build cocktail in a Collins Glass
- Pulverize the lime and sugar in the bottom of the glass with a muddler until a simple syrup is formed
- Fill with ice, add rum and top with soda, serve with a sprig of mint, lime wedge and sturdy straw