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Essential tools for muddling

First of all, the https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_zz/news/tips/bar_tool_cool/">tools—here’s what you need in order to perfect your muddling technique:

Muddler

Wood, stainless steel or plastic, with or without teeth.

Mixing Glass

A toughened glass strong enough to withstand the firm action required to crush tougher ingredients, such as fresh ginger. This glass can be a mixing glass but you can also use a Collins or rocks glass.

Top tips for muddling

Practice your muddling!

Now put everything you have learned into practice with this Mojito recipe.

MOJITO

METHOD:

Using a muddler, press the mint leaves, lime wedges and sugar syrup in a highball glass to squeeze out the juices.

Add crushed ice to the glass.

Pour in CAPTAIN MORGAN White Rum and soda water.

Stir vigorously until all of the ingredients are mixed.

Top with more crushed ice, throw in a straw and garnish with a mint sprig.