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West Egg



½ lime

Spoonful of sugar

2 ounces rum

Splash or two of sparkling soda

½ ounce mint reduction (recipe follows)

Mint Reduction

1 cup water

½ cup sugar

50 mint leaves



  1. Muddle the lime and sugar in the bottom of a highball glass.
  2. Add rum and stir briefly. Top with ice cubes and a few splashes of sparkling soda water.
  3. Drizzle with mint reduction.

Mint Reduction

  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil.
  2. Let simmer for 15 minutes, then triple strain for a flawlessly smooth consistency.