How to Make an OG Mojito

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Happy National Rum Day!

Here's a shoutout to all the random national "holidays" that give us an excuse to eat, drink, and be merry!

Rum, the star of today's show, and possibly my favorite alcohol ever, also happens to be the front player in my never disappointing and always delicious cocktail of choice–the mojito!

Before I share with you my top-secret and super easy recipe, let's all imagine we're here:

Paradise (at least according to Architectural Digest)

Did I set the mood? Great!

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For a girl who's had all sorts of crazy mojitos, I'd like to pay homage to the OG. Hang on to your pants, we're going old school.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut in 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda

 

HERE'S HOW YOU DO IT:

  1. Put a couple mint leaves and a lime wedge at the bottom of your glass.
  2. Muddle the mint and lime to release its juices. This nice man will show you how its done. If you don't have a muddler, you can also use a wooden spoon.
  3.  Add 2 more lime wedges and sugar to taste. Feel free to add less if of both if you don't like your cocktails sweet.
  4. Muddle again.
  5. Fill your glass with ice.
  6. Pour your rum over the ice.
  7. Top the drink off with some club soda.
  8. Mix, sip, and repeat.

DRINK UP!