DIRECTIONS: Muddle mint (bruise the mint so it releases it's oils and flavor) in a glass with 1 tbs of less of sugar, and lime / lime juice (i use 1/2 lime per drink or more) add ice to the glass and pour desired amount of liquor over the ice. Fill the remainder with soda. If you prefer a less icy drink chill your rum before hand, and use less ice. There's really no rules for making this drink. Just enjoy life while you sip, if you are so inclined light up a fat Cohiba cigar, put your feet up and blare some Buena Vista Social Club.