What's To Drink: Mojito

It may have snowed the other day, but I'm ready to break out the summertime cocktails! And since one of the herb plants we bought at Whole Foods the other week was a mint plant, what better way to start off the season than with a mojito? A simple combination of fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice, raw sugar, rum, and club soda is all it takes to make this super-refreshing drink.

makes 1 drink

6 mint leaves, lightly rinsed
juice of one lime
1 teaspoon raw sugar
ice cubes
1 1/2 oz rum
7 oz club soda
lime wedge for garnish

1. Add the mint leaves, lime juice, and raw sugar to the bottom of a 8 oz glass. Muddle the mint leaves. (I used the bottom end of a wooden spoon since I don't have a muddler.)
2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
3. Add the rum and soda; stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge.
4. Drink up!