By switching up traditional rum for bourbon, Chef Lamas gives the Cuban cocktail a certain spiciness. If your rocks glasses are fragile, muddle the mint and sugar in a mortar or other more-sturdy vessel, then transfer it to the glass.
- 4 large fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 oz. bourbon
- Soda water
- Lime wedge for garnish
- In a rocks glass, muddle the mint, lime juice, and sugar.
- Fill the glass with ice and add the bourbon. Top off with the soda water. Stir to combine and garnish with mint and the lime wedge.