Add 6-8 mint leaves and 4 teaspoon sugar to a cocktail shaker.
Note – You can use honey or maple syrup in place of sugar.
Muddle using a muddler or the back of a spoon until mint leaves are macerated. This step is important to release the flavor of mint.
Add 2 teaspoon lemon juice, ½ sliced jalapeño, 1 cup mango puree, and 4 oz white rum to the shaker and shake well.
Fill 2 tall glasses with ice cubes.
Add the mango mix to the glasses equally.
Top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices. Serve immediately.
If you want that restaurant-like touch in your drink, dip the rim of the glasses in water and then dip in powdered sugar or pink salt.Like to have a variation? Substitute the lemon juice with orange juice and add some orange rind slices to the glass. You can also add in some mango cubes inside the drink, for a nice bite in between.If you are using a canned mango puree, adjust the amount of sugar accordingly, as you don't want your drink to be extra sweet.