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Mojito - from the Clubhouse at Lenox Square
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
FROM THE MENU OF . . . THE CLUBHOUSE
3393 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 3054, Atlanta
Q: The Mojito at the Clubhouse at Lenox Square mall is great. It is very refreshing and not bitter or medicinal tasting like some. Would they be willing to share their recipe?
MARY SPRAGUE, Atlanta
A: "Our mojitos are very special because we use fresh limes as well as crushed ice and lots of fresh mint, " said managing partner Dan Stafford.
But the bartenders don't stop there. They stir things up by substituting different flavored rums, including lemon, orange, raspberry, apple and melon.
Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes Serves: 1
8-10 mint leaves
1/4 lime, plus slice for garnish
1 tablespoon (0.5 fluid ounce) simple syrup
3 tablespoons (1. 5 fluid ounces) Bacardi Limon rum
Tester's notes: "Muddle" is fancy bar talk for mash together. If you don't have a muddler --- a masher on a stem to reach the bottom of a glass --- use a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon.
Simple syrup is made by dissolving 1 part granulated sugar in 1 part boiling water, and then cooling to room temperature.