Finally we have some amazing weather in Vancouver. It was so nice I had to run over to the local grocery store and pick up some ingredients for this awesome summer drink.
- 10-12 mint leaves (Save the top leaves for the garnish)
- 1-2 oz of Rum (I prefer amber as it has a bit more flavour than the white rum)
- 0.5 or 1 oz Simple Syrup (or use Cane Syrup if you’re going high-end)
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- Top with Soda Water
This is a build on ice cocktail. First place the mint leaves into your highball class, add the simple syrup and do some muddling. You want to press gently to release the oils from the leaves and not actually break them apart. Then add your rum and lime juice. Fill the highball glass with ice and top off with soda water. Give it a quick stir and you’re ready to chill on a patio or illegally drink on the beach!