A Cranberry Lime Mojito is the perfect adult holiday cocktail, made with fresh mint, cranberries, and lime.
In a small saucepan, mix together the sugar, water, and fresh cranberries. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes. The sauce will get very thick, and the cranberries may 'pop' (or open up). Cover with a mesh strainer to prevent cranberries staining your shirt!
Muddle the mint and lime juice together and separate evenly into 4 glasses.
Separate the cranberry syrup into each glass.
Pour about 2 ounces of rum into each glass.
Top with crushed ice and sparkling water.