The Fourth of July is this weekend, so it's past time to start planning the cookout. This week, we'll offer recipes that will impress your patriotic party guests. This fruity barbecue-friendly cocktail comes from the Food Network's Ingrid Hoffmann.
12 fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
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2 lime, quartered
4 tablespoons pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 cup white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Sugar cane sticks for serving (optional)
Divide the mint, sugar, and lime wedges among 4 old-fashioned glasses. Using a pestle (from a mortar and pestle) or the end of a wooden spoon, mash the mint, sugar, and lime together. Add some ice and top off with some pineapple juice concentrate, white rum, and club soda. Swirl with a sugar cane stick and serve.