Party Pineapple Orange Mojitos - Self-Serve Mason Jar Mojitos!
This recipe makes mojitos for 4 one-pint mason jars (16 ounces). Feel free to adjust the ingredient balance to your liking — for example, if you really dig mint, add more mint leaves. If you like your mojitos sweet, add more sugar to each jar.
2cupsfreshly squeezed orange juice3 to 5 navel oranges
2cupsfresh pineapplecut into 1/2" dice (slice before measuring)
2" piece of gingerpeeled and thickly sliced
8 to 12large fresh mint leaves
12 to 16fresh mint leavestorn into large strips (use 3 to 4 per jar)
8teaspoonsgranulated sugaruse 2 per jar
2limes cut in halfuse one half per jar
white rumabout 2 ounces per glass; 1 jigger is 1 1/2 ounces
crush icefor serving
Add all of the base ingredients to a blender and puree until mostly smooth (don't worry if the mint isn't completely broken down - I think it adds interest to the jars). If preparing ahead, store in the refrigerator.
To prep the jars, divide the mint leaves and sugar among the four jars. Squeeze half of a lime into each jar (for drinkability, I would not add the lime itself, although that's traditional). Muddle the mint into the sugar and lime juice in each jar until the sugar becomes syrupy and the mint is highly fragrant.
Pour one cup of base into each jar (many mason jars have cup markings on one side, but lacking that, fill the jar halfway with base). Add the rum, and top with a splash of club soda, leaving one-inch of headroom in each jar. Secure the lid on each jar with the rings, and refrigerate.
To serve at the party, fill a large bucket or tub with plenty of ice and nestle the jars in the ice.
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