Light rum, Club soda, Simple syrup, Lime, Mint
4wdgLime (1/2 lime)
2ozLight rum
1ozSimple syrup (or 2 tsp sugar)
2ozClub soda (to top)
1spgMint (as garnish)
Muddle lime wedges. Muddle mint lightly. Add ice, syrup, rum. Shake, fine strain into glass with more ice. Top with club soda, garnish with additional lime wedge and mint sprig.
Assumes a very juicy lime -- about 1 oz juice.
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Created byCuba, exact origin unknown
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceAdapted from The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan;
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Dan on 07/11/2010
Quickstart CocktailsLemon, Lime and Sours Highballs and Coolers
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I use the same rum:lime juice:simple syrup ratio as a daiquiri (2oz:1oz:1/2oz) and (lightly) muddle about eight mint leaves. I use 1 to 1.5 ounces of club soda -- don't want to water it down too much.

sjdiaz21's picture

Try adding 1 oz of Mango Puree and a splash of Ginger Liqueur or muddle with a little fresh ginger for a delicious twist.

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I have adopted this recipe as an official Quickstart Cocktail.

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0.5 oz simple is plenty. Take care not to over dilute with stirring and soda. (5 stars)

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