An ultimate summer drink; the Ultimate Mojito. The taste is fresh, the flavors layer exquisitely. Bitters take just enough sweet edge off the concoction to allow the full effect of the mint to rum balance to play through. 10 Cane Rum contains a little aromatic spice with hint of caramel beneath the first sip. It seems to flow over the tongue as if it were a harmonious melody. In this case perfect for this Ultimate Mojito recipe.
Don’t get wimpy with one or two mint leaves. Go the extra mile with a handful of mint and the flavor bursts through in a lovely refreshing way that will have you muddling for more.
10 – 12 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 ounce Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
2 ounces 10 Cane Rum
2 – 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1-1/2 ounce Club Soda
Fresh Mint Leaves Garnish
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice in bottom of mixing glass. Add 10 Cane Rum, bitters and ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice, removing most of the mint leaf residue. Top with club soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
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