Mojitos are a wonderfully refreshing drink. Not too sweet, and not too strong, this mint and lime flavored cocktail is the prefect summer indulgence. Adding raspberries to the cocktail adds a lovely flavor, without overwhelming the drink and delivers a splash of color! Raspberry mojitos are a wonderful spin on an already amazing drink.
How to Make this Refreshing Raspberry Mojito Cocktail
Mojitos as lightly sweetened with a touch of sugar, and get the majority of their flavor from the mint and lime. With the added raspberry, this mojito gets a touch more flavor without a lot of added sugar.
What Ingredients You Will Need
This recipe only requires a few ingredients. You will need:
- lime juice
- fresh raspberries
- fresh mint
- soda water
Making the Raspberry Syrup
For this recipe, instead of adding sugar directly to the drink, I boil the raspberries and the sugar together to create a syrup. Combing the sugar and the raspberry juice really kicks up the flavor. Be sure to strain the syrup after it has been boiled so that you remove the raspberry seeds.
Muddling the Mint
Muddling is the process of crushing the leaves to release the aromatic flavors of the herb, without breaking the leaves a part. Muddling really allows the mint flavors to come alive in the cocktail. Do not break the leaves into tiny pieces as no one wants a chunk of mint leaf in their mouth!
What Kind Of Rum Do I Use?
When making a mojito, the smoothest rum is going to be your best bet. On the cheaper end, Bacardi Silver would work well. If you’re looking at something a bit more expensive, consider 10 Cane Rum. There are many options out there for making mojitos. Just be sure that the rum you choose is light a refreshing.
Creating the Cocktail
Muddling the mint needs to be your first step to putting this great cocktail together. Once muddled, add the raspberry syrup over the top, then the lime and rum. Stir your ingredients to really infuse the mint flavor into the drink.
Once stirred, add ice, then slowly add the club soda to the glass in an effort to prevent bubbles from forming. Lightly stir the club soda into the cocktail. Add a few raspberries and mint leaves as a garnish and enjoy! This refreshing spin on the mojito is sure to be a winner this summer!
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Raspberry Mojito Cocktail
This delicious summer drink, with the added flavor of raspberries, puts a fun and fruity spin on your traditional mojito.
Single Serving Cocktail
- 2 oz White Rum 4 tablespoons
- 1 oz Lime Juice 2 tablespoons
- 5 Fresh Mint Leaves, plus some extra for garnish Does not have to be exact
- 1 tbsp raspberry syrup recipe below
- 2 Raspberries for garnish
- 1 cup Fresh Raspberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
Place 1 cup of raspberries and 1/2 cup of sugar into a small sauce pan.
Heat on medium until simmering, simmer for 5 minutes. Then set aside to cool.
Once cooled, strain raspberry seeds out of the syrup. Syrup is ready to use.
Raspberry Mojito Recipe
Muddle 5 mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Be sure not to over muddle, only crush the mint enough to release the aromatic flavors of the mint.
Add 1 Tablespoon of Raspberry syrup, rum and lime juice to the mint. Stir until combined, allowing the mint flavor to infuse the drink.
Add ice to the glass. Pour club soda over the drink until the glass is full. (no required amount)
Add a few mint leaves and two raspberries as garnish. Enjoy!