Tear six mint leaves in half and place in pitcher. Set aside.
Combine sugar and water in bowl. Finely chop remaining mint leaves and place in bowl with sugar water. Zest orange, one of the lemons, and one of the limes. Add zest to mint mixture. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Slice orange, both of the lemons and both of the limes in half crosswise. Reserve half of one lemon and half of one lime for garnish. Juice remaining lemon and lime halves. Add juices to pitcher. Juice orange and add juice to pitcher.
Pour mint mixture through strainer into pitcher, discarding the chopped mint. Add rum, if using. Carefully add soda to avoid overflow. Slice reserved lemon and lime halves, place into pitcher. Stir well, serve over ice.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.