Al has not yet arrived on the Cape this season. But that didn’t stop me from making one of her signature mojitos last weekend. Yes, it’s officially summer.
Place 1 rounded teaspoon of sugar into glass with 4 mint leaves torn in half.
Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime into the glass and then throw in remaining rind. (But not the second half. That’s for another drink.)
Use the lime rind or a spoon to crush and stir all together until sugar dissolves.
Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and 1 jigger or oz of light rum.
Top off with sparkling water until ice cubes are just covered.
Find a sunset and enjoy!
I find this particular recipe to be the perfect, refreshing summer drink. But admittedly I like my mojitos a bit sour. So if you like your’s sweeter or mintier or with more alcohol, simply add a bit more of any of these until you achieve the taste you want.