In a glass, muddle the mint leave with the lime. Add simple syrup and fill the glass with ice. Add in rum and fill the glass with ginger ale. Mix all of the ingredients together. Garnish with a sprig of mint to serve.
Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.
Mojito Cooking Tip
Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.