What’s the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.
In a shaker, lightly muddle the mint.
Add the simple syrup, lime juice and rum, and fill with ice.
Shake well and pour (unstrained) into a highball glass.
Top with the club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
Learn more about the Cuban roots and Prohibition secrets of the Mojito. Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a proper Mojito in our How to Cocktail video.