What will you find Gloria Estefan drinking at her Miami, Florida restaurant Bongo's Cuban Café? The best Cuban drink around—the Mojito. Gloria likes to call it "nuclear lemonade!"
Servings: Makes one serving
- 2 ounces Bacardi Light Rum
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup (sugar and water)
- 1/2 fresh lemon , cut into large pieces
- Mint leaves
- Splash of soda
Make simple syrup: Heat equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan until just before boiling. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Place the mint leaves and 1 tablespoon of the simple syrup (cooled) in a glass, stir, breaking up the mint leaves.
Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the glass.
Pour in the rum and stir.
Add plenty of ice, then top off the mixture with a splash of soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!
Printed from Oprah.com on May 23, 2013
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