One of the first recorded cocktails, predessesor to the Mojito and the drink responsible for saving Sir Francis Drake's scruvy stricken sailors in the Carribean.
· Whole lime peeled and sliced
· 2 tsp sugar
· 4-6 mint leaves
· 2 oz rum
In a rocks glass combine the whole lime, sugar and mint leaves and proceed to give it a good muddling. Add the rum and ice and either shake (which will really help to dissolve the remaining sugar) or stir (which will help to not let the drink get too watered down.) Garnish with a sprig of mint which has been slapped a couple of times to help it release its aroma.