serving: 1 single drink
10-15 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1 oz. ginger simple syrup (see below)
2 oz. light/white rum
Muddle the mint leaves and syrup for about 20-30 seconds, crushing them to release the mint .
Cut a thin slice from the tangerine and reserve for garnish; then cut the rest into quarters and squeeze juice into the glass.
Add rum, stir, then fill glass with ice.
Top off with club soda and garnish with a tangerine slice and spring of mint.
Recipe Ginger Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3″ or so fresh ginger
Peel the ginger and slice it thinly; place in a small saucepan, add water and sugar, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool, leaving ginger pieces in to steep; once cooled, strain into a container (can be stored a few weeks in the fridge).