We love trying new (re: fancy) drinks, but this summer… we’re reverting back on an old cocktail classic! The minty, refreshing mojito is an all time favorite… and the perfect way to indulge on warm summer weekends. Photographer Elysa Weitala has crafted up the perfect mojito. Bonus points if you grow your own mint! Enjoy:

INGREDIENTS:
4 Parts White Rum
3 Parts Fresh Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons Sugar
6-8 Mint Leaves
Soda Water

DIRECTIONS:
Muddle mint leaves in bottom of glass; bruising releases the essential oils while chopping does not. TIP: Use end of wooden spoon if you don’t have a muddler!

Add sugar and lime juice. Stir to dissolve sugar!

Pour in white rum, soda water (to your liking), and finish with ice.

Garnish with mint leaves, a lime wedge, and drink up!