Ginger Mojitos

Here's what you need

for the simple syrup (leftovers can be stored in the fridge up to a week)

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 knob ginger, peeled and minced

for the cocktails (makes 2, is easily multiplied)

2 ounces white rum

4 ounces ginger liqueur 

1/2 ounce ginger simple syrup

10 mint leaves, plus more for garnish

2 lime wedges, plus more for garnish (half a lime total)

1/4 teaspoon minced ginger

club soda

Here's what you do

for the simple syrup

In a small sauce pan, combine the water, sugar and ginger and set over medium-low heat. Stir to combine. Heat until the sugar dissolves then remove from the heat. Allow to cool, then strain and set aside until needed.

for the cocktails

In a cocktail shaker, add the rum, liqueur, and simple syrup. Tear the mint leaves and add to the cocktail shakers. Juice the limes into the shaker as well then toss the limes in along with the extra minced ginger. Muddle the mint, lime, and ginger into the liquid. Add a bunch of ice and shake vigorously until combined. 

Pour the mixture evenly into two high ball glasses filled with ice and top with a few glugs of club soda as desired. Garnish with extra mint and limes. Enjoy responsibly ;-)