Mojito Pitcher

Light, refreshing and minty, this Mojito Pitcher recipe is perfect for warm months. This balanced pitcher drink is perfect for a party! Makes 6-8 servings.

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Three mojitos next to a bottle of rum

Nothing says summertime to me like a rum drink. I don’t know if it’s just because they remind me of the beach or what, but rum just reminds me of sunshine and warm weather.

The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail and possibly the most famous rum drink there is. It’s traditionally made with five ingredients—white rum, sugar, lime juice, mint and soda water.

This recipe takes that classic rum cocktail and turns it into a pitcher, making it the perfect drink for warm weather entertaining.

Why I love this recipe:

My first experience with a homemade mojito was less than desirable—the person who was mixing it didn’t measure, and there was a lot of rum and too little everything else. 😉

This Mojito Pitcher does what that first mojito didn’t do—it strikes a beautiful balance of sweet, citrus and herb—and it’s something that is quite simple to make at home.

This Mojito Pitcher recipe is balanced and smooth—it’s got light flavors and isn’t too sweet, which is important to me since I don’t like saccharine sweet cocktails. It’s also refreshing, which translates well to hot days.

This is also the kind of pitcher drink I want to have at a party because pitcher drinks are the best when entertaining. You mix it all up once, then you and your guests get to enjoy it until it’s gone!

Other drinks meant for entertaining: Pimm’s Cup | Peach Margarita | Cherry Bourbon Slush | Raspberry Mango White Wine Sangria | Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry

Looking for a drink to mix at home? Check out my Cocktail Recipe Index for inspiration!

A bottle of Bayou white rum with other ingredients on marble

What you’ll need to make a Mojito Pitcher

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In addition to these tools, you’ll need just five ingredients to make this mojito pitcher recipe. You might have some of ‘em on hand already, too:

  • Fresh mint—you’re going to need lots and lots and lots of this, so I hope the mint plant currently taking over your garden is ready to rock and roll 😉
  • White rum—while a spiced rum or a dark rum would also be delicious in this pitcher drink, mojitos are traditionally made with white rum
  • Club soda
  • Limes or freshly squeezed lime juice—I purchase the squeezed kind from the refrigerated section at the grocery store. It’s with the pre-chopped fruit and is worth the splurge. However, you can purchase limes and squeeze ‘em yourself.
  • Simple syrup—you can make it at home or you can purchase it from the store or online.
Collage showing mint in a pitcher and bruising the mint

How to make a pitcher of mojitos

Juice your limes. I typically do this over a liquid measuring cup with a fine mesh strainer on top of it to keep pulp and seeds out of the final juice.

Pro tip: You’ll get more juice from your limes if they’re room temperature. If you keep ‘em in the fridge, pop them into the microwave for 20-30 seconds to get those juices flowing!

Next, get all your mint leaves ready. You need a lot and it is a hassle… but skimping on the mint is going to mean for a less flavorful mojito, which is unacceptable. Make sure to rinse the mint leaves off, as well pat them dry with a kitchen towel.

Add the mint leaves to the bottom of a pitcher. Bruise the mint leaves using a muddler or a wooden spoon so they can release their natural oils. (Alternately, you could do this in a glass if you can’t muddle your mint leaves well in a larger pitcher.)

Pour the white rum, lime juice and simple syrup into the pitcher. Stir until combined.

Top the pitcher off with the club soda, and serve immediately, pouring the pitcher mojitos over ice in individual glasses and garnishing with lime wedges and extra mint sprigs.

Collage of four images showing how to mix a pitcher of mojitos

Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

A Mojito Pitcher, to me, is the perfect excuse to host friends for dinner and/or drinks. Whether you’re hosting a casual outdoor happy hour, a backyard barbecue, an at-home tailgate party or anything in between, this pitcher is an excellent idea for easy entertaining.

This Mojito Pitcher recipe is perfect for entertaining, too, because it requires few ingredients and even less time to put ‘em together!

Here are a few tips and tricks to make it as easy as possible:

  • Make extra. After all, if you’re hosting several friends, you might as well double or triple the recipe and make more than one pitcher. If doing this, though, leave the club soda out of the backup pitcher and pour that in once guests are ready to drink it.
  • Make your simple syrup 1-2 days in advance… or do what I do and make a big batch so you’ve always got some in the fridge. Let it hang out in the fridge, and make a lot of it, depending on how many friends are joining you. You can also make mint simple syrup to add extra mint zinginess to this pitcher drink recipe.
  • Squeeze the limes an hour or so before guests arrive—or take the store-bought shortcut. Just be sure to get the fresh-squeezed lime juice instead of the shelf-stable kind. It makes all the difference, promise.
  • Make it a mocktail. Replace the white rum with the same amount of club soda. 
Two mojitos with extra mint and lime garnishes

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make this pitcher in advance?

If you’re entertaining and want to serve this drink, but don’t want to make it as guests are arriving, muddle the mint, then pour in the rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Refrigerate it, then when it’s time to serve guests, pour in the club soda, stir, and serve over ice.

How long do mojitos stay good?

Since this mojito pitcher recipe uses club soda, it will only last upwards of an hour because the club soda will go flat.

How do you muddle mint without a muddler?

If you don’t have a muddler, you can use a wooden spoon to bruise the mint leaves.

What should I serve with mojitos?

You can serve any food that sounds good to you!

Can I use another liquor in this mojito recipe?

Traditional mojitos are made with white rum to keep the drink crystal clear, but I’m sure this pitcher drink would taste delicious with a little spiced rum. You could also substitute the rum for vodka if that’s more your style, though I don’t think this pitcher would be considered a mojito anymore…

Five mojito glasses with a pitcher and a bottle of rum

Quick tips and tricks for making the best mojitos

  • Prep your ingredients before mixing the pitcher. This means juicing your limes (or getting the store-bought cold pressed lime juice) and making simple syrup beforehand.
  • Double or triple the recipe! While this Mojito Pitcher recipe makes six drinks, you might be hosting friends who want more than one drink. If so, make a second pitcher and leave out the club soda until it’s go time. 😉
  • Purchase good lime juice or squeeze your own. The shelf stable bottled stuff won’t cut it for this Mojito Pitcher.
  • Add extra mint for garnish! Not only is it beautiful, but it adds a lovely scent as you sip!
  • Don’t over muddle the mint. Mint is a delicate herb, and the point of muddling is to get the leaves to release their oils, which provides flavor in the mojito. If you muddle them too much, they could become bitter.
  • Make the mint flavor extra strong by making mint simple syrup. To do this, follow the instructions on how to make simple syrup and throw in a bunch of mint when the sugar has dissolved. Let it steep for 30-45 minutes before straining the mint out.

Other rum drinks to try:

A mojito in a clear glass with lime rounds and mint
Yield: 6 drinks

Mojito Pitcher

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Light, refreshing and minty, this Mojito Pitcher recipe is perfect for warm months. This balanced pitcher drink is perfect for a party!

Ingredients

  • 90 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 9 oz. white rum
  • 6 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 oz. simple syrup
  • 24 oz. club soda

Instructions

  1. Muddle the mint with a wooden spoon OR a muddler in the bottom of your pitcher.
  2. Pour in the white rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir until combined
  3. Top with the club soda, and serve immediately with wheels of lime and additional sprigs of mint.

Notes

How to make an individual mojito: 10 mint leaves, 1 ½ oz. rum; 1 oz. lime juice, ½ oz. simple syrup; 4 oz. club soda. Muddle the leaves in the glass, then top with the rest of the ingredients, stir and add ice.

Tips and tricks to the best Mojito Pitcher

  • Prep your ingredients before mixing the pitcher. This means juicing your limes (or getting the store-bought cold pressed lime juice) and making simple syrup beforehand.
  • Double or triple the recipe! While this Mojito Pitcher recipe makes six drinks, you might be hosting friends who want more than one drink. If so, make a second pitcher and leave out the club soda until it’s go time. 😉
  • Purchase good lime juice or squeeze your own. The shelf stable bottled stuff won’t cut it for this Mojito Pitcher.
  • Add extra mint for garnish! Not only is it beautiful, but it adds a lovely scent as you sip!
  • Don’t over muddle the mint. Mint is a delicate herb, and the point of muddling is to get the leaves to release their oils, which provides flavor in the mojito. If you muddle them too much, they could become bitter.
  • Make the mint flavor extra strong by making mint simple syrup. To do this, follow the instructions on how to make simple syrup and throw in a bunch of mint when the sugar has dissolved. Let it steep for 30-45 minutes before straining the mint out.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 drinks

Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 12gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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