Cocktail of the week: Mojitos for 2

mojito
12 – 14 Mint Leaves + a few leaves for garnish
3oz White Rum
3oz Club Soda
1.5 oz Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Ice and a Cocktail Shaker

Put the mint in a shaker and lightly muddle (smash) the leaves with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Pour in the Rum, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup and fill with Ice. Shake! Pour into highball glasses. Top with Club Soda and garnish with Mint and/or Lime.
Experiment by swapping lemon for the lime or muddling some ripe blackberries with your mint. Simple Syrup is really simple. Just put 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for a few minutes to dissolve all the sugar. Store in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Enjoy!