An E-Z Mojito

El Nuevo Mojito

Put fresh, washed mint leaves into a shaker with ice, and add a few drops of simple syrup and a few drops of lime juice. Pour in as much rum as you like; any type will do, since the mint and lime will cover up any of the rum’s subtleties. Shake hard and serve.

[Notes: 1. Most recipes call for muddling the mint with a muddler or a fork. I say phooey. It’s a waste of energy, and the result is that you’ll end up with bits of mint stuck to your teeth. 2) If you use the repulsive Captain Gorgon’s “spiced” rum—the “spice” is obviously arsenic—I’ve got a voodoo doll with your name on it.]

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