It’s Friday. Who needs dinner?

It vary rarely happens that you have all the ingredients for a mojito in your refrigerator, so when it does, you have to make one (or two, or four). We had the mint leftover from Salad #10, limes as a summer staple, the jar of simple syrup from the last time we made mojitos, a bottle of rum due to the recent ABC mark-downs, and a bottle of club soda because it has become one of Glenn’s beverages of choice. Other than gathering the ingredients, making mojitos is very easy.

In a shaker, muddle a small handful of mint. I don’t have a real muddler, so I use the handle of my ice cream scoop. I also add some crushed ice to help break up the mint. Then add lime juice (about 1/2 ounce), simple syrup (about 1/4 ounce), light rum (about 2 ounces), and a some ice (about 4 cubes). Shake it (not like a polaroid, more like an almost empty bottle of shampoo). Strain into a tall glass over ice. Top off with club soda.