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Pitcher of Mojitos

Pitcher of Mojitos

Mint syrup makes the assembly of this patio classic a little easier.

Summer gatherings are ideal for the cooling power of mint-laced Mojitos, and this version uses mint syrup to make the drink a little easier.


  • 9 oz. white rum
  • 4 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. mint syrup
  • 10 oz. chilled soda water
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  • Mint Syrup
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh mint
  • 16 oz. rich simple syrup (2:1)
  • Tools:pitcher, barspoon
  • Garnish:mint bouquet


Combine the rum, lime juice, and mint syrup in a pitcher and chill for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, stir in the soda water and add crushed ice. Garnish.

Mint SyrupBring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Gather the mint by the stems and plunge into the boiling water for 15 seconds. Remove the mint from the boiling water and immediately submerge in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute. Pat dry on a clean towel. Remove the leaves and add to a blender with the simple syrup. Blend for 1 minute, then fine-strain into a clean bottle. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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