For simple syrup, in a small saucepan combine 1 cup of the mint, the water and sugar. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before using. Remove and discard mint.Advertisement
In a pitcher combine 1 cup of the remaining mint and 2 of the sliced limes. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, crush mint and limes against side of pitcher. Stir in simple syrup, rum and lime juice.
Fill six small glasses with the remaining 1 cup mint, the remaining lime slices and ice. Strain rum mixture into glasses. Before serving, top with club soda.
Tips: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use 1/4 cup equivalent. Nutrition per serving with substitute, same as below, except 114 calories, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g total sugar
1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carb, 1 1/2 fat