Rico: Mojito

    • 3 mint leaves
    • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
    • 2 ounces white rum
    • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
    • Club soda, to top
    • Garnish: mint sprig
    • Garnish: lime wheel
    • Lightly muddle the mint with the simple syrup in a shaker.
    • Add the rum, lime juice and ice, and give it a brief shake.
    • Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
    • Top with the club soda.