- 2 shots (50 ml) white rum
- 1 shot (25 ml) fresh lime juice
- 1 shot (25 ml) sugar syrup (1:1)
- 2 shots (50 ml) sparkling mineral water
- 8 - 10 mint leaves
- garnish: sprigs of mint, ice cubes or crushed ice
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For the simple syrup
- Mix 1 cup of hot water with 1 cup of sugar and keep stirring until all the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool down and store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- Pull about 8 mint leaves from the lower part of your mint sprigs and keep the upper, more aromatic and attractive part for later use as garnish.
- In case you are using spearmint, which is a sweeter, more delicate type of mint, there is no need to muddle the leaves at all. All you need to do to get the flavor out of your mint is slap it sharply a couple of times. Then, place the mint into a frozen highball glass.
- Next add 1 part sugar syrup, 1 part fresh lime juice (all solids strained out) and 2 parts light rum.
- Fill 3/4 of the glass with ice cubes or crushed ice and stir until all ingredients are nicely mixed together.
- Fill your glass to the top with ice and pour in the sparkling water. Give the drink a gentle final stir and toss in a straw.
- As a final touch, choose a couple of nice looking mint sprigs, hold them together into a tight bunch and slightly bruise the leaves by hitting them on the back side of your hand and place them right next to the straw. This will release more minty aromas by expressing some of the oils on the surface of the leaves. The garnish doesn’t only look great but also smells wonderful as you take a sip.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.