This version of the mojito is not the mint soup version you see in some bars but a more gently flavoured, long, refreshing drink.
Put lime juice, sugar syrup and rum in a tall glass and stir to mix
Fill the glass with ice
Top with soda water
Add the mint and stir gently
*To make the sugar syrup
You can buy sugar syrup – sometimes called gomme syrup – ready made or make it by boiling equal volumes of sugar and water and leaving to cool.