A bare-bones recipe for the classic and refreshing Cuban drink.
- Combine the sugar and the lime juice in a 10-ounce glass such as a Collins or Highball. Add 1/4 cup crushed ice.
- Rub mint leaves over the rim of the glass, then tear in half and add to the glass. Gently stir for about 15 seconds, then add the rum, remaining ice, and the club soda.
- Gently stir for about 5 seconds and serve.
May be garnished with sprigs of fresh mint and lime peel twist