This easy Mojito pitcher recipe makes a great batch cocktail for your summer get-togethers! Lime juice, mint, club soda, and rum create a deliciously light & crisp refresher that’s perfect for sunny days. Easy to make non-alcoholic for any mocktail drinkers in your group!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Mojitos are a perfect warm-weather cocktail! They’re crisp, refreshing, and amazingly light. Club soda makes them a little fizzy and cuts the alcohol content a little.
- This batch recipe lets you skip the hassle of mixing one drink at a time. Depending on the size of your pitcher and the amount of ice and club soda you use, you can mix up 4-6 mojitos at a time.
- This mojito pitcher recipe is super easy to make non-alcoholic! All you have to do is leave out the rum and use more club soda (or ginger ale, or sparkling water).
- You can mix up this mojito pitcher recipe up to 3 days before your party. Follow the recipe as instructed, but leave the ice and club soda out until you’re ready to serve them. Keep the pitcher in the refrigerator in the meantime.
Rum – White rum or silver rum are ideal for mojitos. They’ll keep the drink iconically clear and won’t overpower the flavors in the mint leaves and lime juice. You can use a little flavored rum if you’d like to add a little fruitiness, or you can use vodka or gin if they’re more to your tastes.
Mint Leaves – If you don’t have or can’t find fresh mint leaves, you can use mint extract, or you can try fresh basil, rosemary, or cilantro. You’ll get a different flavor overall from the different herbs, though. If you’re using mint extract, start with just 1/4-1/2 teaspoon and taste, then adjust as needed. Mint extract is much more potent than muddled mint leaves, and too much of that flavor will ruin your pitcher.
Lime Juice – The juice from fresh limes is best, plus then you’ve got limes on hand to garnish! Most limes have about 2 tablespoons of juice in them, so you’ll need at least 6 fresh limes for this mojito pitcher recipe.
- Freeze lime wedges in advance, then drop them in the pitcher in place of some of the ice cubes. They’ll keep your mixture cold without watering it down as they melt! You could also do this with frozen strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
- Careful not to overmuddle the mint. If you do, you’ll end up with bitter mojitos, which you do not want. Use gentle pressure and quick press-and-twist motions to break up the mint leaves just enough to extract some of the oils.
- If you’d rather, you can run the mint leaves through the food processor instead of muddling them, or chop them roughly with a sharp knife. Again, be careful not to overdo it. You want them just barely chopped so they don’t take on a bitter flavor.
- Want to turn your mojito-on-the-rocks into a frozen drink? You totally can! Add all of the ingredients from this mojito pitcher recipe (except the ice) to a blender and blend until smooth. Once it’s smooth, add the ice and blend again until you’ve gotten the desired slushy consistency.
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- Strawberry Mojito
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- Peach Bellini
- Peach White Wine Sangria
- 3-Ingredient Watermelon Margarita Recipe
- Apple Cider Sangria
- ¾ cup lime juice
- ½ cup mint leaves
- ¾ cup simple syrup see Notes
- 1 cup white rum see Notes
- ice as desired
- club soda or ginger ale or sparkling water
- Large spoon or long stir stick
- Glasses for serving
- Add lime juice and mint leaves to pitcher. Muddle gently to release oils and flavor from leaves.
- Pour in simple syrup and rum, then mix well.
- Add ice, filling pitcher approximately ⅓ to ½ full. Use more or less ice as desired.
- Fill pitcher almost to top with club soda and stir to combine.
- Pour into glasses and serve as desired. Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves (optional).
- For a mocktail, simply leave out the rum and add more club soda.
- Simple Syrup Alternatives: Make your own (see below) or stir 1/2 ounce honey into 1/2 ounce hot water, whisking until very smooth.
- Make it Lower Carb/Lower Sugar: Make your own simple syrup out of a powdered erythritol or allulose.
- Put equal parts sugar (or powdered erythritol, or allulose) and water into heatproof glass container.
- Microwave on high just until mixture barely starts to boil, usually around 1 minute or so. It’s fine if it boils for a few moments.
- Remove from microwave and stir to dissolve sugar.
- Let syrup cool before adding to other ingredients.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.