The name of this recipe tells you all you need to know. Jayne Gillespie is a great gardening friend and diligent about making sure you do not dry out when you are working with her. Strangely, we seem to get more done in the morning than we do after lunch. The instructions in the recipe are Jayne’s, and clearly make the point that just as with all cooking, when making a cocktail it is worth taking care at every step and using the best ingredients you can. The shot measure is used here to give you the proportions, but you can easily scale this up for a party by using a larger glass as your measure. You will need a cocktail shaker.
- Three-year-old Havana rum 1 shot, Don’t be tempted to try this with an inferior rum – it won’t be the same
- Sugar syrup ¾ shot, I use Monin Pure Cane Sugar Syrup or make my own
- Lime ½, Or ¾ shot shop-bought lime juice
- Mint leaves Handful
- Crushed ice, to serve