The Real Mojito

Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler and crush to release mint oils and lime juice.Add remaining lime wedges and 2 tablespoons sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.Pour in rum and fill the glass with club soda.Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired.


Sprinkle salt on a small plate. Lightly wet the rim of a cocktail glass or margarita glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in salt to coat. Set aside.Combine tequila, orange-flavored brandy, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass or a salt-rimmed, ice-filled margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Classic Whiskey Sour

Combine whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker. Fill with ice. Cover and shake until the shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.Strain into 3 martini glasses and garnish each glass with a maraschino cherry.

Dark ‘n’ Stormy Cocktail

Add rum and lime juice to a tall glass filled with ice.Top with the ginger beer.Garnish with a lime wheel.