Raspberry Mojito: a Refreshing Twist on a Classic

Raspberry Mojito
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This Raspberry Mojito Cocktail is an exciting twist on a classic that will leave you wanting more, no matter how many you make.

Everyone loves a mojito. The refreshing and cool mint flavor, mixed with fresh lime juice and sweet simple syrup makes a lively combination.

Raspberry Mojito

I’ve had many watery, unbalanced mojitos at restaurants and beach bars, and none of them hold a candle to the homemade version. You can find our recipe for classic mojitos right here. Give it a try. You’ll agree that they don’t really get any better than that.

This is because the balance of flavors in a mojito are crucial to its deliciousness. If just one ingredient is out of balance, the whole thing is throw off. Too much lime, too much sugar, too much soda water. All of these things make for a poor mojito.

Raspberry Mojito

The main star of the show in this cocktail is the raspberries. I make a quick simple syrup with the raspberries that imparts so much flavor and color to the drink. Just adding raspberries to the glass can’t do this cocktail justice.

The good news is that the raspberry simple syrup keeps well in the refrigerator, for at least a week. And I guarantee no matter how much you make, it won’t last that long.

There are many things you’ll want to make with it, including this Raspberry Gin Fizz. It’s heavenly.

What Rum to Use

A good white rum is what you need for a mojito. Havana Club Anejo Blanco Rum is my first choice because it’s a Cuban cocktail, after all. The easiest rum to find though is probably Bacardi Silver, which is also a great addition to a mojito.

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Raspberry Mojito
Yield: 2 cocktails

Raspberry Mojito Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Raspberry Mojito Cocktail is an exciting twist on a classic that will leave you wanting more, no matter how many you make.

Ingredients

For the Raspberry Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the cocktails

  • All of the raspberry simple syrup
  • 10 large mint leaves
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz white rum
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 8 oz club soda
  • 10 raspberries for garnish
  • 2 sprigs mint, for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into small wedges

Instructions

  1. Mix the raspberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is bubbly. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Put the syrup through a sieve to remove the solids. Chill the syrup to room temperature.
  3. Next, put the raspberry simple syrup, rum, lime juice, lime wedges, and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker. Muddle in the shaker. Put on the shaker lid and shake to combine.
  4. Fill 2 glasses with ice. Open the shaker and pour half the liquid into each glass, including the mint and lime wedges. Fill the rest of the glass with soda water.
  5. Garnish with a few raspberries and a sprig of mint. Serve.

Notes

You can keep the simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2 Cocktails

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 515Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 99gFiber: 8gSugar: 85gProtein: 3g

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Raspberry Mojito

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