by Mira Simeonova Lyubenova
Ingredients for 1 cocktail:
10 mint leaves + more for garnishing
2 oz white rum
1 oz simple syrup
2 tbsp lime juice
For the simple syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Start with the simple syrup. Mix sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar gets dissolved. Remove from heat and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Pour lime juice and simple syrup into a tall glass.
Add mint leaves and muddle it together.
Add rum and muddle a little more.
Add ice and a splash of soda.
Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves and a slice of lime.