Compliments of Sergio Roman, bartender at Excellence Playa Mujeres
• 2 ounces simple (sugar) syrup
• 1/2 lime
• 10 fresh mint leaves
• 1/2 cup ice
• splash of bitters (optional)
• 1 1/2 ounce dark rum
• 2 ounces club soda
• 1 sprig of mint for garnish
• 1 lime wedge for garnish
Juice the 1/2 lime into a tall glass. Cut the remain lime into quarters and add them to the glass. Stir and blend the mint leaves with the lime and syrup (or sugar) crushing the leaves to extract their flavor. Add the crushed ice, rum, and club soda and stir well to blend. Garnish with the lime wedge and mint sprig.
For a tastier variation, use Bacardi Limon (or other citrus flavored rum)!