Smoked Simple Syrup
Preheat your pellet grill to 180ºF.
Add 1 cup water to 1 cup sugar. Give it a quick stir to begin the dissolving process. Pour into your skillet.
Place on the bottom rack for 2 hours.
With heat guard gloves or oven mitts, remove from the pellet grill and cool completely. Bottle in an airtight container such as a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Carefully halve your lime and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Save a wedge for garnish.
In a cocktail shaker, combine an ice cube, simple syrup, 2 tablespoon lime juice, rum, and shake until mixed - about 10 seconds.
It's not traditional, but let's rim that drink! Add the excess 1 tablespoon of lime juice to a small plate.
Place sugar on a small plate.
Dip the wet rim into the sugar plate.
Add a few ice cubes to your Camp Mug and strain your mojito mix in. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime ledge.