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This recipe is part of a Cuban-Style ChristmasMojitoGarlic Plantain ChipsLime, Garlic, and Oregano MojoAvocado SaladGloria's Black Bean SoupCrab Empanadas with Pickled Garlic-Caper Remoulade and Roasted Pork Marinade.

  • 1/4 cup fresh sugarcane juice, or 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces of light rum
  • 4 or 5 mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • 7-Up soda to taste
  • 1 stick sugarcane for garnish
  • 1 slice lime, for garnish

1. Place the sugarcane juice, rum, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and stir. (If using sugar, shake vigorously until the sugar dissolves.)

2. Fill the tall rocks glass with crushed ice and pour the cocktail over the ice. Add the 7-Up and stir gently. Garnish with the sugarcane stick and stir.

1 cocktail
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