Guarantee everyone at the party has in their hands a cocktail that combines the tastes of rum, lime, and mint with this recipe for a Mojito pitcher.
Do you love to host? Do you hate math? Then this recipe couldn’t come soon enough!
It always happens. I start to make a mojito for a guest at a party I’m hosting. Soon, everyone wants one. Mojitos are just one of those cocktails that look so fun and inviting that you can make as many as you like and they will inevitably get snatched up. But the downside is that mojitos take a bit of work (rum & coke, this ain’t!) so you have to be smart about it. Unfortunately, I’m not always “smart” at a party (too many hosting duties and too many cocktails will do that to a lady!) so I need a recipe to spell it out: how to make the most mojitos with the least amount of effort. Well, here you go.
The same great taste and visual appeal of the individual mojito is still there, only now we’re being efficient. Fill a pitcher with the rum, lime juice, sugar, and mint you associate with a mojito then let your guests help themselves. That leaves you to attend to other hosty duties, like having a mojito yourself!
What is the Best Rum to Use?
The short answer is the one you enjoy drinking the most; however, those new to the world of rum and mojitos should probably start off with the mildest rum: white rum. You will appreciate its less imposing flavor as it takes a back seat to the mint and lime most people associate with the cocktail. If you know your way around a bar and are no stranger to rum then you will probably be open to something darker, with a bit more personality. You have at your disposal amber rum (e.g., Appleton’s or Mount Gay), which provide a more distinct flavor than the light stuff. Or you can go with a black rum (like Kraken or Captain Morgan), which has notes of molasses and brown sugar. Its great taste can’t be denied, though the translucence of your mojito will be compromised the second you add anything black to it, so be ready to explain to your guests that what you’re serving them IS in fact a mojito, you just made it with a darker rum than they may be used to.
- 20 oz. white rum
- 5 oz. fresh lime juice
- 10 tsp superfine sugar or to taste
- 16 oz. club soda
- 30 fresh mint leaves
- 2 limes cut into wedges
- ice cubes
- Muddle mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a large pitcher to release flavors. Add the lime wedges and press them to release their juices.
- Add rum. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Chill in fridge for at least 20 minutes. Remember, a watched pitcher never gets cold, leave it alone in the fridge!
- Before serving, top with chilled club soda and ice cubes. Stir.
- Pour into a Collins or highball glasses filled with ice cubes, garnish with an extra sprig of mint and a lime wedge.
Other Mojito Variations Worth Trying
Pineapple Arugula Mojito: Light rum, fresh pineapple, mint, arugula, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and club soda.
A Perfect Mojito: Light rum, white sugar, lime juice, mint leaves, and club soda.
Refreshing Watermelon Mojito: White rum, lime juice, watermelon cubes, sugar, mint, and club soda.
Coconut Mojito: White rum, coconut rum, coconut milk, lime juice, mint leaves, and club soda.
Mojito Pitcher Mocktail: Replace the rum with sparkling water for a lively alcohol-free beverage.