The Cuban cocktail, rum, lime and mint, topped with soda.
- 8 mint leaves
- 3 ounces light rum (2 is standard)
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce mint simple syrup (see above for how to make; plain simple syrup is standard)
- 1 sprig mint
- 1 lime wheel
Crush the mint between your fingers until they're fragrant and put them in a highball glass.
Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup.
Fill the glass with ice, and top the glass off with soda water.
Garnish with the sprig of mint and lime wheel.