4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of simple syrup or agave nectar (to make simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until sugar melts. Cool.)
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (4–5 juicy limes)
12–14 mint leaves plus extra leaves or sprigs for garnish
4 ounces chilled white rum (1/2 cup)
2 cups of ice
Optional garnish Lime slices (squeeze into your drink if you like it extra limey)
Combine simple syrup or agave nectar with lime juice and mint in a blender. Pulse several times to combine. Add ice and rum and pulse until ice is finely crushed and mint is chopped into tiny flecks, giving the drink a light green hue. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with mint sprigs and slices of lime. Enjoy!
Note: to make them extra frosty, prepare them an hour or two ahead and store them in the freezer in airtight containers. Stir well and scoop into glasses and enjoy!