Perfect, authentic Mojito cocktail recipe
Grab a serving glass and chill it either by filling it with ice while mixing or by sticking it in the freezer.
Squeeze the juice of one lime into a shaker, throw in the spent hull in as well.
Grab a muddler and muddle thoroughly to release the essential oils from the lime rind.
Add rum and simple syrup to the shaker along with ice and shake vigorously for a good 15-30 seconds.
Grab your chilled glass, squeeze the mint leaves gently in your hand and rub them along the rim of the glass, drop the lime leaves into the glass afterwards.
Fill your serving glass with ice then strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
Top with San Pellegrino sparkling water, stir and serve immediately.
To make your own simple syrup, combine equal parts of cane sugar and water in a sauce pan. Heat until sugar dissolves, then cool and refrigerate till needed.