When Scott and I got married one of the gifts we received was a gift certificate to a restaurant on 17th Avenue called The Sultans Tent. We had an absoltely terrific dinner there and one of my favorite parts was my drink (surprise, surprise). The waiter called it an "Ernest Hemingway" and it was crushed mint, rum and coke. It was very delicious.
Sadly the restaurant is no more, which is really a shame. But I've got a huge mint plant in my front yard so don't cry for me.
Small handful mint leaves
Wash mint leaves and place in a glass. With a muddler or spoon, gently crush leaves to release their oil. Add ice, one ounce of rum and top the glass up with cola.
Drink with someone you love. Or like.