Mint Simple Syrup infuses this summer cocktail with a lovely, refreshing flavor.

Makes 1 Servings
  • 1 (1-inch) slice lime zest
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1½ ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce Mint Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 2 tablespoons club soda
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprig, lime slice
Mint Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime zest and mint leaves until very fragrant, about 15 times. Add rum, lime juice, and Mint Simple Syrup. Add ice. Stir vigorously until well combined and drink is cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into Collins glass over ice.
  2. Add club soda, and gently stir to combine. Garnish with mint and lime slice, if desired.
Mint Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan, bring mint, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, and refrigerate for up to 1 month.