I adore a good cocktail and will go to great lengths for an excuse to enjoy one. So today we're celebrating August and its dog days with a Pitcher Portion Mojito recipe (because, in my book, mojitos call for group participation).
With simple fresh ingredients such as lime and mint, there's no shame in its delicious flavor + moderately low caloric intake.
Pitcher Portion Mojitos with Mint Infused Simple Syrup
A refreshing summer cocktail designed for a crowd
- 3 C Light Rum
- 1 1/2C (approx. 10 limes) Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 C Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 Liter Club Soda
- Mint Sprigs for Garnish
- 2 C Water
- 2 C Granulated Sugar
- 2 C. loosely packed Fresh Mint Leaves
Mint Infused Simple Syrup: Bring water to boil. Add sugar + stir constantly until dissolved. Remove from heat. Add mint leaves, stir, and cover immediately to allow the mint oils to infuse back into the liquid. Let set 30 minutes or longer. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Mojito: To pitcher add rum, club soda, simple syrup, + lime juice. Stir well. To each high ball glass, add ice and mojito mixture. Garnish with sprig of mint.
DetailsPrep time: 3Yield: 12
The idea of infusing the simple syrup with fresh mint rather than muddling in the glass came from a newly discovered blogger of mine, Paula of Virginia Sweet Pea. Such a clever idea! By infusing your simple syrup with mint rather than muddling, you save yourself the awkward moment when you find mint bits between your pearly whites once the party is over. That's never fun.
If you're looking for a mojito that has a slight twist to the norm, Paula's recipe uses tequila rather than rum. Yum! I can't wait to try it.
Now you can enjoy a refreshing mojito at your next get-together (sans greenery).
Cool + refreshing, mojitos are the perfect cocktail to sip while lounging outdoors in the heat of summer. And this pitcher sized recipe is the perfect portion to share with friends.