Do you ever get annoyed with the bits of mint and lime pulp that get stuck in your teeth when drinking a mojito? This version solves the problem by straining the lime and rum-based drink through a tea strainer while adding a bit of complexity with a dash of bitters.
- 2 ounces Banks 5 Island Rum
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- Dash Angostura bitters
- 5 to 7 mint leaves plus 1 large sprig for garnish
- Soda water
- Crushed ice
Combine rum, simple syrup, lime juice, bitters, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Add 1 ounce soda water. Strain through a fine mesh tea strainer into a highball filled with crushed ice. Top up with more soda water and garnish with mint sprig. Serve.
cocktail shaker, tea strainer, highball glass