Maple Mojito


8 mint leaves

1 ounce (30 mL) maple syrup

1 ounce (30 mL) lime juice

1 ½ cups (375 mL) ice, to fill cocktail shaker by half

10 fresh raspberries

2 ounces (60 mL) white rum

3 ½ ounces (105 mL) club soda

Using a mortar and pestle, muddle the mint, maple syrup and lime juice. Set aside.

Pour the ice, raspberries, rum and contents of the mortar into a cocktail shaker. Close the shaker and shake GENTLY two or three times to mix the cocktail without crushing the raspberries.

Pour the contents of the shaker into a highball glass and fill to the brim with club soda. Serve with a straw.

Makes 1 serving.

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Dori Ross