Freestone peaches arrive later in the season when it's hot ... when you could really use a tall mojito to cool off.
Making a proper mojito is not difficult, but it does require a little technique. Most important is not to over-muddle the mint. It should be slightly bruised, not shredded. And always, always use fresh-squeezed lime juice. There is no substitute.
This recipe makes use of the convenient and hilariously-named dirty dump, which means simply dumping the entire contents of your shaker into the glass. No straining required, which is why it's even more important not to over-muddle the mint.
1.5 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Eli Mason Peach Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
6 Fresh Mint Leaves
Club Soda (optional)
Gently muddle the mint before adding the other ingredients and shaking with ice. Dirty Dump the entire contents of shaker into a Collins glass and garnish with fresh mint. Top up with club soda (optional) and serve with a straw.