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In the summer I enjoy drinking refreshing, fruity drinks. I also like to partake in an adult beverage during the summer because I don’t have to work. One of my favorites in the mojito. It’s cool, refreshing, and delicious. This lemon mint smash is like a mojito only with lemon instead of lime.
It’s just as refreshing as the original but has a lighter flavor. It’s a beautiful pale yellow color with bright green mint in it. It has a very subtle mint taste with a strong lemon flavor. It’s perfect for a hot, summer day.
Lemon Mint Smash (adapted from Bon Appetit)
7 fresh mint leaves
5 lemon balm leaves
1/2 lemon, cut into slices
1 T. simple syrup
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 oz. Bicardi rum
1. Combine the mint leaves, lemon balm, lemon slices, simple syrup, and nutmeg in a cocktail shaker. Mash them together with the handle of a wooden spoon.
2. Add the rum into the cocktail shaker. Top with the cap and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a short glass over ice. Top with seltzer water.