The Dish's Classic Mojito

This easy mojito is a sweet and refreshing drink to enjoy for happy hour. With minimal ingredients and maximum flavor, this cocktail is bound to become a staple in your recipe repertoire. 

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1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
5 mint leaves, plus more for serving
2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
club soda (for serving)

1. Make the simple syrup by placing the sugar and water together in a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate.


2. Muddle 1 ounce simple syrup and 5 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add rum and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.


3. Strain cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda; garnish with mint.