Spring is here!
Thank goodness most rum is gluten free! Check to be sure the rum you choose doesn't contain glutenous flavoring, then enjoy this summery drink on your back patio while enjoying the first flowers of Spring.
1 t. sugar (either powdered or granulated)
Juice from 1 lime (~2 ounces)
4 mint leaves
White Rum (2 ounces)
2 ounces club soda
Place the mint leaves into a long, tall glass, and squeeze the juice from a lime over it. Add the sugar, then gently smash the mint into the lime juice and sugar with a muddler (or the back of a fork or spoon). Add crushed ice, then add the rum and stir, and top off with the club soda.
Garnish with a mint sprig, and sip the flavor of summer.