- 1 handful fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves; cool)
- 1 cup light rum
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 4 cups crushed ice
- Blood orange segments and fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Using a mortar and pestle, muddle mint until the oils are released (you will smell the mint). Pour the simple syrup into a large pitcher. Add rum, lime juice and blood orange juice and stir vigorously. Add the crushed mint and the sparkling water. Divide the ice among 4 glasses or cups. Pour the limeade mixture into each glass and garnish with blood oranges and fresh mint sprigs.
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