adapted from A Cup of Mai
2 oz. simple syrup
3 fresh strawberries
5 mint leaves
2 oz. light rum
In a chilled glass, muddle the simple syrup, strawberries, and mint leaves with the back of a spoon, crushing the strawberries and mint leaves well.
Squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass, add the rum, and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top off with soda water. Makes 1 drink.
adapted from Allrecipes
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
Whisk together sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is clear, approximately 3 minutes.
Cool syrup to room temperature and store sealed in the refrigerator. Makes 1 cup (8oz.).