What's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a tall glass of icy, minty, sweet/tart mojito? I can't think of any drink I'd want more. There's an 18" square pot of "The Best Mint" that's been producing mint on my deck for at least 5 years and, the more I cut, the thicker it grows! If you decide to plant mint in a bed or garden, be forewarned...it will soon take over the entire bed. Better to plant it in a pot and sink that pot in the ground. —NancyML
What You'll Need
Good quality white rum
Light agave syrup OR
Limes, quartered and juiced
Fresh mint, leaves removed and stems discarded
Soda water or Seltzer
Highball glasses or 8 to 10 ounce water glasses
In a large cocktail shaker, place rum, agave nectar and lime juice. Top with the crushed ice, then the mint leaves. It's important to put the mint leaves on top the ice. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously. The ice will bruise and mince the mint while you shake, flavoring the drink.
Place one or more lime pieces in each glass. Evenly divide the cocktail (including the ice you shook it with) between the two glasses. Top with soda water or seltzer (careful, it may fizz over the top). Enjoy!