Make the mint infused sugar syrup by dissolving a cup of water and a cup of sugar on the stovetop. When it’s dissolved, add about 6 mint leaves and let the mint linger for half an hour or so. Take out the leaves and put the syrup in the fridge until you make the mojitos.
Put 1-2 ounces of sugar syrup in a glass. Add about 6-8 mint leaves and stir.
Fill the glass with crushed ice (it has to be crushed otherwise the mint leaves get to the top and it’s gross).
Add 1-2 ounces of white rum
Add the juice of about half a lime
Top up with soda water
Garnish with a slice of lime.
Tip – to make it seem extra fresh … before you add the slice of lime run a mint leave around the rim of the glass so it smells minty!