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.