Okay -- following suggestions on chowhound, I now have a quart of simple syrup flavored with muddled mint. I'm hoping my quart will make considerably more than one punch bow full of mojitos but I've time to make more syrup if you say I need more. The silver punch bowl is polished and ready. The party is tomorrow and I'm expecting about 35 people although not all of them will be drinking mojitos.
I've got enough fresh mint gathered from a friend's garden sitting in a vase to serve mojitos to the universe.
Now, how do I turn all this into drinks. How much simple syrup?
How much lime juice? Can I mix the lime juice in early? Can I mix in bottled lime juice and fresh lime juice (I don't think I've bought enough limes for fresh lime juice across the board but I can run out and buy more tomorrow morning if you say I must. Club soda or sprite? (I know that goes in at the end but how much per bowl full?
I've been looking at recipes but they are all for a pitcher full and this should be at least three pitcher fulls to fill the punch bowl.