How to Make Perfect Mojitos by the Pitcher – Get the party started with a batch of refreshing mint MojitosThis easy mojito recipe can be made with rum or vodka, or virgin, and also includes steps for making homemade mint simple syrup.

Glass of mint mojito pitcher recipe with jar of it in the background.

The Perfect Mojito Pitcher Recipe

A large batch of refreshing and sweet mojitos is basically a party in a pitcher.

This bright and bold drink is perfect for serving at all of your get-togethers that deserve a bit of flair. Guests will know right away they are in for a good time when you whip out a Pitcher of Mojitos brimming with fresh lime juice and mint leaves!

Whether you choose to make your boozy beverages with rum or vodka – or even as virgin mojitos – this fun recipe with homemade mint simple syrup is sure to set just the right tone for your gatherings. It’s even great for prepping in advance for a terrifically easy and amazingly delicious cocktail.

Overhead view of mojito pitcher recipe

Mojito Ingredients

First off, a great mint mojito should include just the right sweet simple syrup. To make mint simple syrup you, well, simply need water, granulated sugar, and fresh mint leaves. That’s it!

Now then, here is all that’s needed to make the best refreshing cocktail:

For the Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

For the Pitcher of Mojitos

  • White rum – like Bacardi (you do not need the most expensive/best rum) or use vodka in place of rum
  • Mint simple syrup – or just traditional non-flavored simple syrup, if you prefer
  • Lime juice – for that lovely sour bite to balance the sweetness of the syrup
  • Club Soda – Soda water adds a bubbly kick for the most refreshing mojitos
  • Ice Cubes

I also like to use some extra lime slices and mint leaves to garnish the glasses of this classic rum cocktail.

Mint infused simple syrup in a glass measuring cup.

How to Make Mint Simple Syrup

You can purchase pre-made simple syrup from the store. However, a homemade simple syrup really makes this mojito recipe extra special. Give it a try and you’ll be sure to impress your guests with this incredibly easy recipe with great taste!

  1. Set a small saucepot over high heat, and add the water and sugar. Stir and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, stir again, then promptly remove from the heat.
  3. Then add the mint leaves, and allow the simple syrup to steep and cool for 30 minutes.

You can choose to leave in or strain-out out the mint leaves. I like to keep them in because they have a softer texture than fresh mint leaves. No muddler for mint muddling required!

pouring mint simple syrup into the large pitcher.

How to Make Mojitos

The base for this mojito recipe can be prepped ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until ready to par-tay all vacation long!

First, set out a large pitcher and pour in the rum, mint simple syrup, and lime juice. Stir the mixture until it is combined. You now can stick the whole pitcher in the fridge for up to a day, or continue preparing to serve mint mojitos immediately.

When ready to enjoy, stir in the club soda and fill the pitcher with ice and lime slices, if you like.

Garnish the glasses with a fresh sprig of mint leaves and lime rounds or wedges. Pour the mojito into glasses and serve.

For an extra fancy and sweet treat, you can rim the glass with lime juice and raw sugar.

pitcher of mojitos virgin or with rum or vodka

Mojito Recipe Pitcher Tips & Tricks

  • For more minty flavor, muddle fresh mint leaves in each individual glass before pouring the mojitos in the pitcher!
  • Feeling fruity? Substitute half of the white rum (or all of it) for a fruity rum like coconut or pineapple rum instead!
  • Mojitos are usually served in a highball glass with plenty of ice and extra mint and lime for garnish!

Get the Complete (Printable) Pitcher Mojitos Recipe Below. Enjoy!

mint mojitos with lime in stemless glasses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which rum is best for mojitos?

Generally, white rum goes best with mojitos. Any type of spiced rum will not taste good since we are mixing this will lime and mint. The lime and mint will really shine in your pitcher mojitos if you use white rum!

Can I Make this Mojito Pitcher Recipe with Vodka?

Absolutely you can make a pitcher of mint Mojitos with vodka! Just substitute the same amount of white rum traditionally used in this recipe with your favorite vodka.

How Do I Make this a Virgin Mojito Recipe?

For a delicious batch of non-alcoholic Virgin Mojitos, simply swap the rum or vodka for ginger ale, sparkling water, or even just more club soda.

What Other Flavors Can I Add to this Classic Cocktail Recipe?

Try adding some coconut cream to make a tropical and creamy mojitos recipe.

Include other fresh fruits, like sliced strawberries, blackberries, or watermelon, to create delicious fruity flavor combinations.

You can also try some of our other refreshing mojito variations recipes, like Raspberry Mojitos with Basil or Frozen Coconut Mojitos – perfect for summer!

Hand holding a mojito glass.

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Mojitos Pitcher Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Steep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
This refreshing Mint Mojitos pitcher recipe can be made with rum or vodka, and includes steps for making an easy homemade mint simple syrup.
Servings: 8 servings


For the Mint Simple Syrup –

For the Pitcher of Mojitos –

  • 2 cups white rum
  • 1 ½ cups mint simple syrup
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups club soda
  • Ice

Garnishes: additional mint leaves and sliced limes


    For the Mint Simple Syrup:

    • Set a small saucepot over high heat. Add the water and sugar to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir, then remove from heat. Add the mint leaves and allow the simple syrup to steep and cool for 30 minutes. You can choose to leave-in or strain-out out the mint leaves. I like to keep them in because they have a softer texture than fresh mint leaves. No muddling required!

    To Make a Pitcher of Mojitos:

    • Set out a large pitcher. Pour in the rum, mint simple syrup, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
    • When ready to serve, stir in the club soda and fill the pitcher with ice.
    • Garnish glasses with fresh mint leaves and lime rounds or wedges. Pour the mojito into glasses and serve.



    Feel free to substitute white rum with vodka to make a refreshing pitcher of vodka mojitos.
    To make a pitcher of virgin mojitos, use sparkling soda, ginger ale, or more club soda in place of the rum.
    Try adding fresh sliced strawberries or coconut cream!


    Serving: 1glass, Calories: 419kcal, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 116mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 72g, Vitamin A: 258IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 3mg
    Course: Beverage, cocktail, Drinks
    Cuisine: Cuban
    Author: Sommer Collier
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