- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups white or aged rum
- 3/4 cup lime juice, strained (from about 8 limes)
- 1 large bunch fresh mint leaves
- Fruit, as desired, peeled and diced (you'll need about 1/3 cup fruit per drink):
- Blood Orange
- Crushed ice, as desired
- Seltzer water, as desired
DirectionsTotal time: 25 minutes
Bring 1/2 cup water to a light boil. Add sugar and stir until sugar dissolves to create a simple syrup. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a pitcher, stir together simple syrup, rum, and lime juice. Chill at least 30 minutes.
To make mojitos: In a glass, have guests mix together about 1/2 cup drink mix, 8 to 10 mint leaves, and about 1/3 cup of a fruit. With a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients together. Add crushed ice and stir; top with a splash of seltzer water.