30 April 2012
I'm a purist so don't even think about using some sort of mix. Only the freshest ingredients will do. If you're looking for a rum recommendation, I personally go for Mt Gay Eclipse Silver. It's from Barbados and it's delicious. (I dated a man from Barbados who wouldn't drink anything else and credit where credit is due, the man knew his rum).
Here's my recipe:
8-12 Mint Leaves
1 Tb Sugar (you can go for a simple syrup but sometimes I love plain old sugar)
2 oz Rum
Careful not to mangle the mint leaves because you want to merely release the flavor through muddling, not hack it into shards that then float through your drink.