Yield: 4 servings
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, about 4 to 6 limes
* 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, firmly packed
* 2 limes, zested
* 1/2 cup light rum
* 8 cups crushed ice
* Mint sprigs and lime wedges, for garnish
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Cook for
about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the sugar is dissolved and the
syrup is clear. Set aside to cool.
Put the sugar syrup, lime juice, mint leaves, lime zest, and rum into
a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice and blend until slushy.
Spoon into glasses; garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime slice.