This citrusy cocktail puts a twist on a Cuban classic and is perfect for a hot summer day.
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
- 1 pkg (.75 oz) fresh mint leaves (about 1 1/4 cups/300 mL leaves), divided
- 1 orange
- 2 lemons, divided
- 2 limes, divided
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) white rum (optional)
- 5 cups (1.25 L) 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 Chef's Knife and place into batter bowl. Zest orange, one of the lemons and one of the limes using Zester/Scorer; 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.
Pour mint mixture through (5-in.) Strainer into pitcher; discard chopped mint. Add rum, if desired. Carefully add soda to avoid overflow. Slice reserved lemon and lime halves with Ultimate Mandoline fitted with v-shaped blade; place into pitcher. Place lid onto pitcher and plunge gently. Serve over ice.
- 8 servings of 1 cup
Nutrients per serving:
U.S. 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