Prep time: 10 minutes
If you have an abundance of mint in the garden, this drink recipe is a refreshing way to use some of it. The recipe is from "The Sunset Grill: 125 Tasty Recipes for Casual Get-Togethers and Easy Weeknight Cookouts," forward by Cheryl and Bill Jamison (Sunset Books, $21.95).
40 fresh mint leaves plus mint sprigs for garnish, rinsed and drained
4 teaspoons superfine sugar
1/2 cup light rum, approximately
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chilled soda water, about
Divide the mint leaves between two 10-ounce glasses, then add 2 teaspoons of the superfine sugar to each glass. With the handle of a wooden spoon, coarsely crush the mint leaves and the sugar.
Divide the light rum and the lime juice between the glasses, then top each with a few ice cubes and the chilled soda water. Garnish with sprigs of mint and serve.
Per serving: 174 cal.; 0 g pro.; 13 g carb.; 0 g fat (0 sat., 0 monounsat., 0 polyunsat.); 0 mg chol.; 4 mg sod.; 0 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 0 percent calories from fat.