When you've got copious amounts of mint growing in your back yard, you've got to make some mojitos. Here's my husband's recipe:
1/2 a lime
7 fresh mint leaves
1 tblsp sugar
1 1/2 oz light rum
Put the mint leaves and lime in a glass and muddle it. Then add the rum and crushed ice. Add sugar and club soda and stir well.
You can't beat drinking one of these in the dog days of summer.