This wonderful drink was created by my wife, Audrey Saunders, proprietor of the Pegu Club in New York City. You will notice that it is closely related to the Mojito, but with far more elegance and sophistication. Audrey garnishes her original version with a sugar-coated vanilla bean. See, I told you it was sophisticated!
Fresh lime juice
10 (as needed)
1 1⁄2 Ounce
Angostura aromatic bitters
1. In a mixing glass measure and pour lime juice and simple syrup, add mint leaves and muddle.
2. Add ice, rum and bitters, shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.