Our Lemongrass Mint Mojito is as refreshing as it is appealing!
6 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1 – 3 teaspoons simple syrup (Optional: see below)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice – save half the lime cut into wedges and garnish drink
1 tablespoon Olive Us Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar (or more to taste)
2 ounces light Rum
Place mint, simple syrup, lime juice and Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar in a wide glass. With a wooden spoon, muddle mint, simple syrup, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar together to form a good syrup, add ice cubes, then pour Rum and club soda, mix. Garnish with mint leaves and limes.
Simple Syrup (optional):
1 cup (8 ounces) water
1 cup granulated sugar
Bring the water to a simmer in a saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and stir until it completely dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Pour the syrup into a clean 1-pint bottle, cap it and refrigerate it until needed. Makes 1½ cups and keeps two months or longer in the refrigerator.