Mix up mint and berries for this colorful Cuban party drink - with or without the "buzz".
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Yield: 1 x 12-ounce drink
Carefully press mint leaves into the bottom of the glass with the back of a wooden spoon to release their oils (do not tear leaves).
Mix mint, crushed wild berries, lime juice and Equal® in a 12-ounce highball glass. Fill glass with crushed ice.
Stir well until the ice is reduced by 1/3 and then top with more crushed ice, stirring until the glass begins to frost on the outside.
Pour in soda water and stir again. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Alcoholic option: Add 1 to 2 ounces light rum after step 4.
* If desired, replace Equal® with an equivalent amount of sugar.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis and may not be gluten-free, if a gluten-free diet is required.