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
  • Directions
    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!


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