Serving a crowd at a cocktail party can take a lot of time. Even if you have a dedicated bartender, people will still have to wait their turn for a cocktail. Large-batch cocktail recipes are an excellent solution to that problem.
One of our favorite classic cocktails to make in advance for a large crowd is mojitos. They are light, refreshing, easy to adjust to different lifestyles, and work well with a lot of different flavor additions.
Our collection of large batch mojito recipes includes flavor variations, with and without using simple syrup, low-sugar options, and mocktail or virgin versions, too!
- 1. Perfect Mojitos (Pitcher Recipe)
- 2. Best Mojito Pitcher Recipe For A Crowd
- 3. Mojitos by the Pitcher
- 4. Mojitos by the Pitcher
- 5. Mojito Pitcher Recipe
- 6. Refreshing Pitcher Mojitos Recipe
- 7. Fresh Mint Mojitos
- 8. Pitcher Strawberry Mojitos
- 9. The Best Fresh Raspberry Mojito
- 10. Fresh Mango Mojito
- 11. Fresh Watermelon Mojitos
- 11. Fresh Watermelon Mojitos
- 11. Fresh Watermelon Mojitos
- 13. Summer Berry Pitcher Mojitos
- 14. Blackberry Mojito
- 15. Pineapple Mojitos
- 16. Party Peach Mojitos
- 17. Summery Champagne Mojitos
- 18. Pomegranate Mojito Punch
- How long do mojitos stay good?
- What is the best rum for mojitos?
- How many shots of alcohol are in a mojito?
- Does a mojito use rum or vodka?
Large Batch Mojitos With Simple Syrup
1. Perfect Mojitos (Pitcher Recipe)
Starting off our list is the Perfect Mojito Pitcher by A Spicy Perspective. To make it, you’ll need granulated sugar, mint leaves, white rum, fresh lime juice, and club soda.
The instructions begin with making a mint simple syrup in a small saucepan on the stove. After the simple syrup cools, simply mix it with the rum and fresh lime juice in a large pitcher. When you are ready to serve them, gently stir in the soda, fill your pitcher with ice, and pour it into tall glasses. You can garnish glasses with a lime slice, spring of mint, or both!
2. Best Mojito Pitcher Recipe For A Crowd
The Cookie Rookie’s Best Mojito Recipe for a Crowd is similar to the one above but is sweeter and less tart. This utilizes more of the homemade mint simple syrup and less lime juice which tones down the acidity, increases the sweetness, and really makes the mint flavor stand out!
To make it ahead of time, just don’t add the club soda and store it in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, you can stir it in and pour it over ice-filled glasses garnished with lime slices and mint leaves.
3. Mojitos by the Pitcher
Instead of mint syrup, this mojitos by CDKitchen uses plain simple syrup and muddles the mint leaves with a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon to really bring out the fresh flavor.
Again, once you have the muddled mint, add it to a pitcher with ice along with rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda. Stir to mix and pour into a tall glass!
Mojito Pitcher Recipes Without Simple Syrup
4. Mojitos by the Pitcher
There is a reason this recipe by Malgal on AllRecipes is always rated five stars, and it is because of the perfectly balanced, fresh flavors. You’ll use fresh mint leaves, quartered fresh limes, sugar, rum, and club soda.
Start by muddling mint and sugar in a large pitcher to release the oils, then add the quartered limes and muddle them again until they are juiced and there is a slurry of flavor. After, pour in the rum and club soda, gently stir, and serve in glasses with ice.
5. Mojito Pitcher Recipe
This recipe by The Live-In Kitchen may seem very similar to the mojito recipe from Malgal, but it contains more limes and just a bit more sugar.
Though you’ll prepare it the same way, these changes in the ratios make a big difference in flavor, creating a prominent tart citrus profile that is delicious.
6. Refreshing Pitcher Mojitos Recipe
The Sugar and Cloth Refreshing Mojito recipe uses the same traditional ingredients but changes the order of the instructions to release as much flavor as possible.
Instead of muddling the mint with sugar, you’ll start by muddling the limes with sugar so that the granules can release the oils from the peel. This s when you’ll add the mint leaves and gently muddle them, so they don’t turn bitter from the aggressive muddling required of the limes.
From there, the process is the same. Add your rum and club soda, stir, and serve in a glass with crushed ice, lime rounds, and a fresh mint sprig.
7. Fresh Mint Mojitos
If you like your cocktails sweet and packed full of mint flavor, the Fresh Mint Mojitos recipe by Buns In My Oven will be the best recipe for you. It utilizes more than double the amount of mint leaves and sugar, creating a sweeter, mintier drink.
For guests that want to tone down the sweetness, advise them to add more club soda and an extra squeeze of citrus to their individual glass.
Flavored Large Batch Mojitos
8. Pitcher Strawberry Mojitos
This Pitcher Strawberry Mojitos recipe by Wholefully tastes like summer in a glass. In addition to fresh mint leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, rum, and club soda, you’ll just need sliced strawberries to make this flavorful and fruity mojito.
This one is heavy on the bubbles and lighter on the rum than others but still has a fantastic strawberry mint taste.
9. The Best Fresh Raspberry Mojito
Two cups of raspberries in this Fresh Raspberry Mojito recipe by Joyful Healthy Eats packs a big punch of juicy flavor.
There is no need to dissolve sugar with this one either since it calls for agave as the sweetener instead. Additionally, though you can use club soda for the carbonated component, Joyful Healthy Eats opts for seltzer water which is more neutral in flavor.
Pro tip: Try using lime or raspberry-flavored seltzer water for an even fruitier taste!
10. Fresh Mango Mojito
This Fresh Mango Mojito by Burrata and Bubbles can be made as a single serving or by the pitcher, which will give you 12 servings.
The addition of mango chunks to the classic mint mojito profile brings extra sweetness and vacation vibes. This one is the perfect mojito for a summer pool party!
11. Fresh Watermelon Mojitos
Watermelon and mint are truly immaculate combinations. This Fresh Watermelon Mojitos recipe from Spend With Pennies does an excellent job of creating the perfect ratio.
If you are making mojitos for an outdoor event, you can’t go wrong with adding fresh watermelon. Just ensure you get rid of any seeds!
11. Fresh Watermelon Mojitos
Italian Mojitos are a great way to mix up a traditional mojito while still enjoying a bright, festive cocktail and this recipe from The Cookie Rookie is excellent. Instead of mint and rum, the base for this drink is basil and vodka. They even use basil-flavored vodka along with fresh leaves to add depth.
To make it, combine simple syrup, basil vodka (or unflavored vodka), fresh lime juice, and club soda in a pitcher. When serving, add fresh basil leaves, a lime slice, and ice to each glass, and pour the cocktail on top.
13. Summer Berry Pitcher Mojitos
The Summer Berry Pitcher Mojitos recipe by The Crumby Kitchen is packed full of fruit. It has raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries (say hello to a healthy dose of vitamin C!). As if that wasn’t enough berry goodness, The Crumby Kitchen also uses raspberry seltzer water instead of club soda to bring it all together and add some bubbles.
Of course, you’ll also find white rum, lime juice, mint, and simple syrup in the recipe as well. If we could rate this one more than five stars, we would!
14. Blackberry Mojito
This Blackberry Mojito is straight from the Captain– Captain Morgan, that is! Though it only gives the measurements for a single drink, you could easily multiply it to make an entire pitcher.
The Captain uses his white rum, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, fresh blackberries, and soda water to make these iconic blackberry mojitos.
15. Pineapple Mojitos
By Food & Wine
Mojitos hail from Cuba, and so does pineapple soda, so it is only natural to combine the two favorites!
These Pineapple Mojitos by Food & Wine start with homemade brown sugar and fresh pineapple simple syrup, which gets combined with rum, lime juice, mint leaves, and club soda to create an inviting cocktail. Just watch out cause it is heavy on the rum!
16. Party Peach Mojitos
The Party Peach Mojitos by The Peach Truck is extra special and not just because of the fresh peaches! This recipe pays attention to the details, ensuring that your final cocktail is perfection.
Between adding lime zest, making a smooth, fresh peach puree, and treating the mint leaves with a gentle touch, you’re guests will think you are a professional mixologist when using this recipe.
17. Summery Champagne Mojitos
You might not think champagne and mojitos go together, but this Summery Champagne Mojitos recipe by The Sweetest Occasion will change your mind.
You’ll start just like you would with most mojito recipes. Muddle your mint, lime, and simple syrup together, and then add your rum. However, instead of adding club soda, you’ll top off the pitcher with a whole bottle of champagne! It’s extra boozy but still refreshing. If you want a lower alcohol content, just leave out the rum.
18. Pomegranate Mojito Punch
By Averie Cooks
The Pomegranate Mojito Punch recipe by Averie Cooks is light on alcohol but heavy on flavor. It uses mint leaves, granulated sugar, pomegranate seeds, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, a bit of white rum, and sparkling water, which come together to create one of our favorite flavored mojitos.
Keto/Skinny Mojito Pitcher Recipes
19. Skinny Mojitos
By Mother Thyme
Enjoy a mojito without the extra calories or sugar using this Skinny Mojitos recipe by Mother Thyme. It has no added sweetener but instead uses Sprite Zero to give the sweetness and bubbles every mojito needs.
20. Low Carb Mojito
Spice Cravings’ Low Carb Mojito swaps out the sugar for Citrus Fresca soda and Diet 7Up. They also give you an option to use vodka if you want to cut the calories of your mojito even further. Though the original recipe is only one serving, they do give instructions on how to make it for a crowd.
Low Carb Mojito Pitcher
Similar to the others, this Low Carb Mojito from Just The F*cking Recipe uses diet lemon-lime soda to provide the carbonation and sweet components. They do go heavier on the rum, which we love, and also make an important point.
Since you don’t have the sugar to help bring out the mint flavor from the leaves, you’ll want to muddle a little more than you normally would.
Virgin Mojito Pitcher Recipes
22. Virgin Mojito Recipe
This Virgin Mojito by Sustainable Cooks is a fantastic option for everyone. It is a beautiful mix of mint, lime, honey, simple syrup, and sparkling water. You wouldn’t believe it’s only just over 50 calories per glass!
23. Easy Virgin Mojito Mocktail
Mindful Mocktail’s Easy Virgin Mojito Mocktail recipe is highly customizable. The original recipe consists of lime, mint leaves, monk fruit sweetener, sparkling water, and non-alcoholic rum.
However, you can swap the sweetener alternative for raw sugar, honey, or whatever is your favorite, leave out the non-alcoholic rum, and use flavored sparkling water for an added kick. This is one of those choose-your-own-adventure recipes.
24. Easy Virgin Mojito Pitcher Recipe
The Easy Virgin Mojito Pitcher Recipe by Munchkin Time starts with homemade mint syrup, which just gets combined with lime juice and mineral water. Garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge. It truly is easy! We like to use ginger ale instead of mineral water to add even more flavor, too.
How long do mojitos stay good?
Pitchers of mojitos stay good in the refrigerator for about three days so that you can make it ahead of time.
What is the best rum for mojitos?
The best rum for mojitos is silver, light, or white rum, as they blend well with the other flavors.
How many shots of alcohol are in a mojito?
There are typically one to two shots of alcohol in a mojito, but it depends on which recipe you use.
Does a mojito use rum or vodka?
A traditional mojito uses rum, but you can swap it out for vodka if you prefer it though vodka will change the taste quite a bit.
Pitcher cocktails allow you to have drinks prepared before your guests arrive and dramatically cut down on prep time. A couple of pitchers of classic mint mojito or even a flavored variation is a perfect choice because it is refreshing, delicious, requires few ingredients, and is well-loved by most. Don’t forget to drink responsibly! Cheers!