About 95% of the time, I've found you can cut back the sugar in a recipe without ill effect. In this case, though, the lime is just too potent so Mom made squinchy sour faces. Whole tablespoon of sugar per drink it is!
7-8 mint leaves
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp superfine sugar
2 ounces light rum (plain ole Bacardi)
2 oz cold club soda
To a highball glass, add your mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar. Smoosh (the technical term is "muddle") the mint against the bottom of the glass with your fancy muddler. Don't have a fancy pantsy muddler? Use a wooden spoon like I did. Get as much of the sugar to dissolve as possible. Add your rum and club soda, give a good stir, top of with ice and a little garnish and swill away, fellow boozebags!
Serves one. Repeat as necessary.
(Next time I'm in Sur La Table I'm totally buying that stupid cute little wooden stick.)