The Picky Pair {Gathering of Family}

The warm weather has the {PP} thinking it's time for a little get together among family and friends. We always manage to end up back at the lovely home of {LHM}. In honor of my sister and her search for the perfect party beverage I thought I'd share one of {MiMi's} favorites when she has visited {LHM} all the way from Montana. She always seems to bring the sunshine wherever she comes!!!

The Classic Mojito

2 oz. golden rum
5 mint sprigs
2 dashes simple syrup
1 dash fresh lime juice
Club soda

Put the mint into a high ball glass, add the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Crush with a bar spoon (or back of any spoon in a pinch) until the aroma of the mint is released. Add the crushed ice and stir vigorously until the mixture and the mint are spread evenly. Top with club soda and stir again. Serve with straws! Recipe serves 1.

* images via live journal & the cocktail hour - photographer william lingwood