Nothing like a refreshing classic cocktail that is perfect for any season, but most perfect in the summer! Let’s face it, we always end up with more mint than we know what to do with...
- ¾ ounce simple syrup
- 2 sprigs mint, plus more for serving
- 2 ounces white rum
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- Club soda (for serving)
Muddle simple syrup and 2 mint sprigs in a cocktail shaker. Add rum and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda; garnish with more mint.