50 ml. white rum (or dark rum for a quite different drink)
1 or 2 teaspoon (powdered) raw sugar or sugar syrup.
juice from half a lime (or lime wedges)
4 mint leaves (maybe more?)
a splash of carbonated water (club soda)
Muddle sugar, lime juice and mint in glass. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour rum over it. Stir to mix ingredients. Top off with the club soda. Garnish with gently crushed mint sprig (for the smell).
On the rocks; poured over ice in highball glass.
The above doesn't really work. i just can't get this drink right that way. I will try this:
Squeeze lime juice in glass and add sugar. Dissolve the sugar by stirring. Get crushed ice ready. Break top of mint sprig for garnish. Snip of 10 - 12 mint leaves and use them to rub the rim of the glass for flavor. Tear them in half and put them in glass. Stir further, no muddling a this point! Add white rum and fill the glass with crushed ice. Add a little soda water and do a delicate stir. Add garnish mint. Drink without a straw.