Mojitos By the Pitcher!

posted by Al Matthews - 

I love mojitos, especially when blueberries and raspberries are in season! There's no reason to mess with a single glass when you can make a pitcher of mojitos. Share it or not...just don't drive if you don't!!

Start with a sugar/lime syrup that you'll use to make a couple of batches...


Make ahead of time…

1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
1 1/3 cups turbinado sugar (Sugar in the Raw)

Mix both ingredients together and let it stand at room temperature. Shake until the sugar has dissolved, then cover the mixture and refrigerate it for up to 3 weeks. It's ready to use any time. Shake it well before using.

For the Mojitos…

1 cup sugar/lime mixture
1 cup mint leaves, packed
1/2 pint blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 pint raspberries (fresh or frozen)
3 or 4 cups white rum (I use Don Q Cristal rum)
3 or 4 cups club soda

Combine the mint leaves and 1/2 cup of the sugar/lime mixture in bottom of a pitcher. Muddle the mint up very well to release mint oils. Add the blueberries and continue to muddle.

Add the remaining sugar/lime mixture, rum and raspberries. Mix well. Just before serving, add the club soda and ice. Stir. Pour into tall glasses.

Or...for drinks one at a time, fill a tall glass with ice. Fill it one-third to halfway with club soda. Top with the Mojito mix. Garnish with a mint leaf.

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