Place the mint leaves and sugar in a tall glass. Crush sugar (or simple syrup) and mint leaves with the back of a spoon for approximately 20 to 30 seconds until you can smell the mint.
Cut the lime in half, removing any seeds and discarding them. Squeeze the lime juice out from both halves of the lime into the serving glass or mug, and then drop 1/2 lime into the glass.
Pour in the rum and stir. Add plenty of crushed ice and then top off the Mojito mixture with mineral water or club soda.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving.
Heat equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan until just before boiling. Boil for 5 minutes without stirring; remove from heat. Refrigerator syrup mixture overnight in a closed jar. This syrup mixture will keep for several weeks. cool before using.
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