Mather’s Mojito

Mather’s Mojito (per drink)


First invented in Cuba, this version has been updated by Patrick Smyth when he lived in West Vancouver to meet the west coast climate!


3 fresh Mint sprigs

1 oz simple syrup (see recipe)

3 tbsp Lemon juice (or lime), fresh

1 ½ oz Amber rum

¼ oz Grand Marnier (optional)

Club soda, Chilled

Lime garnish


Simple syrup – this is an excellent thing to keep around for drinks, lattes and so forth.    Take 1 cup water and add 1 cup sugar.  In a saucepan bring sugar, and water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer syrup, undisturbed, 2 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine sieve, pressing on solids. Cool at room temperature and store at room temperature.


Mojito – In a tall thin glass, crush part of the mint with a fork to coat the inside. Add the simple syrup and lemon juice and stir thoroughly. Top with ice. Add rum and mix. Top off with the club soda. Add a lime slice and the remaining mint. Serves one.