This is a refreshing Cuban drink. It's hard to stop drinking these on a hot summers day. I made these for the fourth of July and we went on to 3 yes 3 pitchers! If you don't have a muddle stick try a mortar and pestle or the end of a wooden rolling pin. Please use fresh lime if you cannot go ahead and try the already bottled lime juice but if you do think about that when you rate this recipe! I did both and there's nothing like fresh! Same goes for the fresh mint if you need to you can use frozen but I DON'T recommend extract. And for the sugar real granular is what helps muddles the lime and extract the mint oils from the leaves.
When I was a bartender people always commented that I made the best mixed drinks. One of my requested mixed drinks was my version of the Amaretto Sour. My “secret” was the addition of 7-Up which I think gave the drink a gentle fizz that broke up the syrupy sweetness of the drink. I usually made my own sour mix, which was nothing more then Country Time Lemonade (another “secret”) or would mix lemon juice with some granulated sugar -- and shake vigorously. You can also use store bought sour mix.
A great summertime vodka slush. Gin or rum can be substituted as well. This is just kept in your freezer and when ready to serve, just add club soda. It's just like a frozen blender drink, but much quicker and easier! Very tasty!
I think the name of this drink is funny because it reminds me of "Dr. Evil" from the Austin Powers movies. He was always carrying on about his "laser beam". Perhaps he had a few too many of these and couldn't control himself. Then again, this is pretty much a sweet girlie drink so perhaps not.