The Local Palate Newsletter
Sign up to recieve news, updates, recipes, cocktails and web exclusives about food culture in the south

Share this article via email

Subscribe

Subscribe
Save 72% off of newsstand price now!

Subscribe to The Local Palate
Shop Marketplace Savor the South Newsletter Tableaux Newsletter Subscribe Digital Edition Customer Service Send a Gift Shop the South Marketplace Newsletter App Store Google Play

Get the latest from the Local Palate, straight to your inbox.

Sign up

Get the latest from the Local Palate, straight to your inbox.

West Egg

Ingredients

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

Directions

Cocktail
  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.