1/2 fresh lime, cut into 3 wedges
4 to 6 large leaves of Fresh Mint
1/4 cup Fresh squeezed sugar cane juice or simple syrup*
1/4 cup light or dark rum
11/2 cups crushed Ice
Splash of soda water
- 1. Place the lime wedges and mint leaves in the bottom of a 14 to 16 oz glass and squish them together well with a muddler or wooden spoon.
- 2. Add the rum and sugar cane juice or simple syrup and 1/2 cup of the ice. Cover with a shaker tin and shake well or mix well with a spoon.
- 3. Add the remaining cup of ice and top with soda water. Serve with a thin straw.
- *To make simple syrup: combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and 2 1/2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Simmer 1 minute and remove from heat. Transfer to a heat-proof container and refrigerate until cold. Makes about 3 cups or 12 servings for the above recipe. (NOTE: Bahama Breeze restaurants follow the original recipe for this classic Cuban cocktail; instead of simple syrup they use freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, called guarapo.)