Pitcher of Mojitos

Mojito Batch Recipe:

  • 2 Cups fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 Cups sugar
  • .5 cup water
  • Two large bunches mint, remove leaves from stems
  • 2 Cups 10 Cane Rum
  • 1 Cup Cruzan Aged Light Rum or another mid priced silver rum

In a large bowl, add rums and torn mint leaves.  Steep mint in rum for a few hours in the refrigerator.  In another bowl mix sugar, lime juice and water.  Stir till sugar dissolves.  Do not use heat method, it changes flavor of lime juice and sugar.  Strain mint leaves from rum and combine both mixtures.  This is your Mojito base.  It should be a little on the tart/sour side as this is a concentrate of sorts.  Put mojito mix in a pitcher for pouring.  Offer a selection of flavored rums such as coconut, mango, orange, vanilla etc.  In a glass filled with crushed ice, let your guests add 3/4 to 1 ounce of a flavored rum to their glass, 3 ounces of soda water (NOT LEMON LIME SODA) and 2 ounces of mojito mix.  Garnish with bruised mint leaves and a lime wedge.  Enjoy!

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