We had a few friends over for dinner on Saturday and I decided to make Mojitos because my garden runneth over with mint! And it’s such a summery drink.
But I did not like the idea of muddling 8 drinks and possibly muddling 8 more drinks: too much work!
So I looked up big batch, make ahead recipes.
This was very successful and I received rave reviews from all my guests!
Just a few hints about the recipe:
8 limes squeezed is equal to 1 cup of lime juice (the most work you have to do in this recipe)
I used about 1-1/2 very heavy sprigs of mint to make 1-1/4 cups of lightly packed mint leaves.
I pinched off just the tip of the mint stalk for garnish ahead of time and put them in a shallow bowl with cold water so I had them all ready when I was serving the drinks.
I did not put ice into the pitcher with the rum, mint syrup and lime juice. I made sure each separate ingredient was cold and added a lot of ice to each glass.
I also made 2 batches which gave everyone about 2 servings each.
Have fun and enjoy!!