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Pressed and Minted

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Ryan Whaley offers this new take on the traditional mojito, one of many classic cocktails created with a twist. The sweet and minty beverage offers a resort vibe in a glass. “There is some soda in the drink,” says Whaley. “So it keeps it very light — just kind of a little bit bubbly.”

Pressed and Minted
Recipe courtesy of Volstead Bar

1 1/2 ounce Erie Island Rum
1/2 ounce St. Germain
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Soda water
4 mint leaves

Add mint leaves, simple syrup and St. Germain to the bottom of a shaker. Muddle. Pour in rum, add ice and shake. Pour into a highball glass. Fill glass with soda water and stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.

Make it a Mocktail: Follow the same directions, leaving out the St. Germain and rum. Don’t forget the mint garnish.