2 ounces Banks 5‐Island Rum* 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water – for the super-simple recipe, just click here) 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 8 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish 3 cucumber slices, plus 1 for garnish club soda
[*Banks 5-Island started rolling out in U.S. markets in the fall of 2010. If it isn’t yet available in your area, I’d suggest substituting another flavorful white rum, such as a rhum agricole.]
Add 8 mint leaves, 3 cucumber slices and the simple syrup to a mixing glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the club soda) and ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a cucumber wheel.