Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s downtown restaurant Ciudad is not far from The Times, and it’s a favorite of Times Food section staffers. We all love this signature drink, which is also served at the partners’ sister restaurant, Border Grill in Santa Monica. It’s great with Asian dishes as well as pan-Latin flavors.
Blend the lime juice and mint in a blender until the mint is finely chopped. Remove from the blender and stir in the sugar.
Add ice to a tall 12-ounce glass. Add one-quarter cup lime-mint mixture and one-half cup club soda to each glass. Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge.