This citrusy cocktail puts a twist on a Cuban classic and is perfect for a hot summer day.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 pkg (.75 oz) fresh mint leaves (about 1 1/4 cups leaves), divided
- 1 orange
- 2 lemons, divided
- 2 limes, divided
- 1/2 cup white rum (optional)
- 5 cups chilled lemon-lime soda
Combine sugar and water in Small Batter Bowl. Tear six mint leaves in half and place into Quick-Stir® Pitcher; set aside. Finely chop remaining leaves with an 8" Chef's Knife and place into batter bowl. Zest orange, one of the lemons and one of the limes using Microplane® Zester ; add zest to mint mixture. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Slice orange, both of the lemons and both of the limes in half crosswise. Reserve half of one lemon and half of one lime for garnish. Juice remaining lemon and lime halves using Citrus Press; add juices to pitcher. Juice orange with Juicer; add juice to pitcher.
Strain the mint mixture into the pitcher; discard chopped mint. Add rum, if desired. Carefully add the soda to avoid overflow. Slice the reserved lemon and lime halves with the Simple Slicer; place into the pitcher. Place the lid onto the pitcher and plunge gently. Serve over ice.
- 8 servings of 1 cup
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 130, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 20 mg, Fiber less than 1 g