Summer pretty much screams MOJITO. They are light, refreshing and almost anyone will say yes to an ice cold glass of these Pomegranate Ginger Mojitos! This recipe makes a pretty large amount but that’s because I absolutely despise making one drink at a time- I’m ALL about pitcher drinks and in the coming weeks I’ll be sharing some big batch cocktails and cocktails that make life (and cleaning up) so much easier.
What’s in a Mojito?
Generally a mojito consists of light rum + mint+ lime +club soda + simple syrup (an authentic version would use sugar cane for sweetener. You can add juices like mango, guava, pineapple and like I’ve done today, Pomegranate!
How to Serve a Mojito:
The way I’ve shared this recipe, you just have to make one big patch and can store it in a large pitcher or decanter. When you’re ready to enjoy the cocktail or serve it, just fill up a glass of ice pour the Pomegranate Rum mixture until the glass is 3/4 of the way full and top the remaining 1/4 with club soda. Give it a quick stir, garnish with a few fresh mint springs and slice of lime and enjoy!
Pomegranate Ginger Mojito
Yield 8 Servings
4 cups Pomegranate juice, chilled
1.5 cups Light Rum (I like Cruzan Rum)
1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 3 limes)
1 cup mint leaves, divided
sliced limes for garnish
Ginger Mint Simple Syrup:
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 large (about 4-5 inch) knob of ginger, washed and cut into thin slices
3/4 cup tightly packed mint leaves
Make the Ginger Mint Simple Syrup:
- Place the water, sugar, and ginger in a pot on high heat. Stir so the sugar dissolves and bring to a boil. Let this mixture boil gently for a few minutes and then turn the heat to low, cover the put and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
- Take the lid off the put, turn the stove off, throw in 3/4 cup of mint leaves, stir well and let this mixture sit until it is completely cooled.
- Once the mixture is cooled, strain it so the mint and ginger is discarded and you only have syrup left.
Making a Batch of Pomegranate Ginger Mojitos:
In a large pitcher or drink dispenser, combine the Pomegranate juice, rum, lime juice, ginger mint simple syrup, 1/2 cup mint leaves, and mix well. You can let this entire mixture chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or even over night.
How to Serve:
Fill each glass full of ice, pour in the pomegranate rum mixture upto 3/4 of the way, and fill the remaining 1/4 of the cup with club soda, top with fresh mint leaves and give it a gentle stir. Top with a lime slice/wedge and serve with a straw!