This easy mojito variation from Area Four in Cambridge, Massachusetts is best with a flavorful, ripe plum or pluot. It's perfect for a hot late-summer day.
- 1 ripe black plum or pluot, quartered
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 lime, cut in half (2 lime quarters)
- 12 mint leaves
- 2 ounces white rum
- Club soda
- Garnish: mint sprig
Muddle plum or pluot with sugar into a rough pulp. Add lime and mint leaves and muddle lightly. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add rum, and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds.
Pour unstrained into 12-ounce serving glass, top with soda and garnish with mint sprig.
muddler, cocktail shaker