Muddle 5 mint leaves, 3 lemon slices, 2 Tbsp. turbinado sugar, and 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice in a 10-oz. glass. Fill glass with crushed ice, and top with seltzer water or club soda. Gently stir. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Photo: Jim Bathie
The winner? It's a toss-up. Raise a glass and make a toast. May the best team come out on top. (Oh, and by the way, if you choose to make these beverages, let's just say - more spirited - your secret's safe with us.)