Based off my mint tea punch recipe, this is a quick and easy way to make an adult pitcher drink that is wonderful for those hot summer nights! The mint and rum make this cocktail reminiscent of a mojito, but the tea and juices give it an added twist! Add more rum to make it stronger, or reduce the kick by adding less rum and more cold water. It's a versatile, refreshing, and above all, easy drink to make. Serve over ice, and garnish each glass with orange and lemon slices and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
4 hrs 8 mins
total:
4 hrs 13 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher. Pour in boiling water; steep for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and mint; before discarding, squeeze excess tea back into pitcher. Stir in sugar until dissolved; add orange juice and lemon juice. Pour in cold water and rum. Refrigerate at least 4 hours to overnight.

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Cook's Notes:

It's better to use a light rum (also called white or silver rum) rather than a spiced rum in this drink so that the mint and citrus flavors are not overshadowed.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 29.1g 9% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 6.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2017
Loved this! Very refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness...a definite keeper YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2017
Loved this! Very refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness...a definite keeper YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
I made this for a get together and now I am asked to bring it everywhere. If you like it stronger but don’t want the taste to be overwhelmingly boozy, I recommend using Cruzan Citrus Rum and using equal parts cold water and rum. Read More