Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

The classic mojito is a refreshing rum cocktail. Making mojitos by the pitcher with limes and mint is the perfect easy recipe for a crowd.

Making mojitos with white rum is essential to ensure the flavor and color are just right.  The best rum in my opinion for crowd-pleasing mojitos is Bacardi.  Fresh limes, mint leaves, sugar, and something bubbling bring it all together for the best mojito recipe ever.

 

Mojitos are Perfect for Parties

Making mojitos by the pitcher is not only the best way to keep people happy at a party, but they are also a host/hostesses dream cocktail recipe.  These taste better the longer the flavor infuse together so making a pitcher of mojitos ahead of time is ideal.  That way there is one less thing to worry about when guests arrive.  Just add club soda, stir, and pour.  Keep refrigerated between filling glasses to keep the rum cocktail chilled.

When the weather gets hot, these are great when you are entertaining outside.  The best rum cocktail recipe for barbecues and when you are grilling with friends.  You can even make more than one flavor of mojitos to offer everyone some delicious and fun choices.  Everyone will be happy and have a wonderful cocktail.

How to Customize Your Mojitos with Other Flavors

  • Instead of limes, replace with one cup of your favorite fresh fruit
    • Mojitos are great with strawberry, raspberries, peach, watermelon, pineapple, or mango
  • Replace half the limes with cucumbers
  • Add a seeded jalapeno and slice with the limes for something spicy
  • Instead of rum, add Sprite or 7-Up to make a mocktail, virgin, non-alcoholic mojito
  • Use simple syrup in place of the super-fine sugar for a quicker version with less muddling/macerating time

 

The Ultimate Pitcher of Mojitos Recipe

You are just a few steps away from a great cocktail for you and your guests when you use this easy recipe.  It starts with a few fresh ingredients, sugar, and of course, the white Bacardi rum! Cheers!

 

 

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher Ingredients
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher Ingredients

 

 

Prep the Ingredients

All you need to do is gather the ingredients, dice and slice some limes, and wash and dry fresh mint leaves.

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher diced limes
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher diced limes

 

Muddle to the Mojito Magic

Add to a large pitcher the limes, mint leaves, and sugar.  Using a muddler or the back of a wide wooden spoon, muddle (mash it up) the ingredients together.  The room will fill with the bright citrus smell and the aromatics of the mint. So good!

Add the rum and you are ready to refrigerate for the best results.

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher muddle
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher muddle

 

Refrigerate the Mojitos

I highly recommend you refrigerate the muddled ingredients for about 2 hours.  Giving the mojito ingredients time to macerate and infuse the flavors together is a step that really helps with the flavor. So plan ahead but if you didn’t you can still enjoy this great drink.

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher macerate
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher macerate

 

Add the club soda at the end, stir to combine.  Get your glasses ready by filling with ice and additional lime for garnish.  Pour a glass or four. Top with fresh mint and enjoy!

 

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

 

Other Party Cocktails that are Crowd Pleasers

For other delicious and beautiful cocktails, check out these recipes for the ultimate cocktail party:

 

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

 

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Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

Angela
Making mojitos by the pitcher with limes and mint is the perfect easy recipe for a crowd.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 limes quartered or in 8 pieces each
  • 1/3 C fresh mint leaves loosely packed
  • 1/2 C super-fine granulated sugar
  • 1 & 1/4 C white rum
  • 1 liter club soda
  • ice

garnishes

  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 lime quartered
  • fresh mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a large pitcher, Muddle limes, sugar, and limes.  Once juices are all released and the scent of mint fills the room it should be ready for the rum. Add the rum and stir to dissolve the sugar as best as you can.
  • For best results, place pitcher into the refrigerator to help macerate the limes further and the flavors to come together. It is best to do this step at least 2 hours before you want to serve this. You can do the next step immediately but it is best when it sits.
  • Once ready to serve, pour in the club soda and stir.
  • Fill highball glasses about 3/4 with ice and add a few lime slices or wedges.  Pour in mojito to fill the glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword alcohol, cocktail, easy, gluten-free, party, summer

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