Mojitos are pretty simple. Mint, lime, club soda. My traditional Mojito recipe calls for muddling the mint with the sugar to bruise the mint to release the flavor. While that's great for one drink, for a party, who has time to do that? Here's a Mojito recipe for a crowd that calls for mint simple syrup which really gets the mint flavor into the drinks. You can make the simple syrup days ahead and that makes party day a lot easier.
MINTY MOJITOS FOR A CROWD
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 cups mint simple syrup*
2 1/4 cups light rum
Mint leaves or lime wheels for garnish
Add the lime juice, mint simple syrup and rum to a pitcher. Stir well. Fill 12 glasses with ice. Pour drink 2/3 full. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wheel or mint sprigs.... or sugar cane if you can find it!
MINT SIMPLE SYRUP
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
15-20 mint leaves
Put the sugar and water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and add the mint. Stir occasionally and allow to cool completely. Strain. Put into a Mason jar and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Party for one? Try my Classic Cuban Mojito Recipe