Lemon Mint Smash

     In the summer I enjoy drinking refreshing, fruity drinks.  I also like to partake in an adult beverage during the summer because I don’t have to work.  One of my favorites in the mojito.  This lemon mint smash is like a mojito only with lemon instead of lime.

     It’s just as refreshing as the original but has a lighter taste.  It has a very subtle mint taste with a strong lemon flavor.  It’s perfect for a hot, summer day.

Lemon Mint Smash (adapted from Bon Appetit)
7 fresh mint leaves
5 lemon balm leaves
1/2 lemon, cut into slices
1 T. simple syrup
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 oz. Bicardi rum
Seltzer water

1.  Combine the mint leaves, lemon balm, lemon slices, simple syrup, and nutmeg in a cocktail shaker.  Mash them together with the handle of a wooden spoon.

2.  Add the rum into the cocktail shaker.  Top with the cap and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.  Strain into a short glass over ice.  Top with seltzer water.

Comments

  1. Good mixology!

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