Crisp, tart, slightly sweet, and always fragrant, the mojito is a classic cocktail.
To make simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup white sugar in a jar and shake until the sugar is dissolved. It should only take a couple minutes. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator until you need it again. The syrup will be much thinner than traditional simple syrup and will mix smoothly into the drinks.
If you aren't a fan of the crushed mint leaves in your drink, simply pour the drinks through a small strainer into each glass. I typically do this anytime I'm serving guests.