1.5 oz of Mama Juana
1.25 oz of light rum
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
Splash of soda or sprite
5 to 8 fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
1 tbs sugar
Add Mama Juana, rum, lime juice and sugar into a shaker. Shake lightly to combine the ingredients. Add mint leaves, muddle lightly. Pour into high ball glass. Add crushed ice until the glass is about halfway full. Using a bar spoon, pull some of the mint up from the bottom of the glass while swizzling the liquid and ice. Be careful not to bruise or tear the mint; likewise, don’t agitate the mix too vigorously. Top off the highball glass with plenty of crushed ice, and add a splash of soda, insert a straw. ¡Salud!
Make a mint bouquet: Collect the stems and mint tops from step one and place them tightly in your palm. Lightly brush them with your opposite hand until they are upright and uniform. For extra aromatic effect, slap the mint bouquet against the back end of your opposite hand. Insert the bouquet in the ice next to the straw. Add lime slices to glass rim.