The largest glass of mojito is 3,519 litres (774.07 UK Gal; 929.62 US Gal) and was achieved by 4-Jack’s Bar and Bistro (Dominican Republic) in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on 16 April 2016.
The mojito consisted of 700 litres of rum, 300 litres of lime juice, 700 litres of soda, 227 kg of sugar, 68 kg of mint and 1,921 kg of ice. President of 4-Jack’s Bar and Bistro, Joel Javier Villalona, wanted a large show of appreciation to all of the 4-Jack’s patrons in Downtown Punta Cana by holding a concert and creating the world’s largest glass of mojito.
Now for a Traditional Recipe for Mojitos
Here is all you need for the perfect mojitos: mint-infused simple syrup, white rum, fresh mint, limes and I highly recommend a muddler. Club soda is optional; sometimes I just use water.
Then when you’re ready for a refreshing summer drink, here’s what you do.
- Mix 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling.
- Stir until the sugar dissolves (about a minute). Then turn off the heat.
- Toss in a handfull of mint leaves and let it steep (just sit there off the heat) for an hour or so. Strain out the leaves and store in the fridge till you’re ready to use it. (YOU WILL NOT USE THIS ENITRE AMOUNT in the recipe. Save any leftover for future use. Simple syrup stores in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.)
- Pour 1 ounce mint-infused simple syrup into a tall glass.
- Add a handful of mint leaves, and muddle it together. (Use a muddler or a spoon.)
- Add crushed ice. Muddle some more.
- Add to that 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of light rum (depending on the kind of day you had.)
- Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
- Add a splash of club soda and stir. (If you don’t have club soda on hand, just use water.)
- Garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of lime.
If you want to make a larger batch, it basically boils down to this: Mix thoroughly 2 parts simple syrup to 1 part lime (or more if you like your drinks more tart than sweet) to 3 parts rum. Pour in a tall glass over ice, add a splash of club soda, garnish with mint and lime, and serve!