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How To Make The Perfect Mojito

05/08/2014 18:02 BST | Updated 05/08/2014 18:59 BST

The marvellous mojito is the perfect summer drink (and one of the world’s classic cocktails too).

Traditionally a delicate drink, it' s nothing more than a dash of rum, twist of lime (with a dusting of sugar to take away that sourness), sprinkling of mint leaves and some sparkling water. However, as anyone who has had a sickly sweet mojito knows, there is an art to it.

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Here, mixologist Tom Macy from New York’s The Clover Club shows us how to make the perfect drink (and how to make your own simple syrup in minutes too).

Just make sure you chose a white rum with a number on the label - it will have been aged and filtered for colour but still retain some of that beautiful rich flavour from the barrel.