Whenever I can obtain fresh mint at the farmers’ market, I make mojitos. Here’s my recipe.

  • 1 large lime
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 shots of light rum
  • 1 small bottle of seltzer water

Rip the leaves off 3 stems of mint, and place in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add sugar, juice of 1 lime, and shots of rum. Use a muddler or spoon to mash up the mint and release its oils. Add 3 ice cubes and shake to mix. Pour mixture into 2 cocktail glasses. Add mint leaves from 1-2 stems (to taste), and crush them with a spoon. Add 1-2 ice cubes then top off with seltzer water until glass is full. Enjoy!

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