This raspberry mojito is sweet and refreshing, ready in under 5 minutes. The perfect drink to serve at a party or just enjoy by yourself.
Happy Friday! Yeah, we made it through the week!
And to celebrate my favorite day of the week (Friday) I made you a Mojito! Please don’t get bored! Everyone knows how much I love mojitos and enjoy creating my own versions with different fruits (mostly berries).
We are so close to Easter and this fruity mojito could be a great addition to your holiday menu, because celebrating with cocktails is always fun! And of course, this is not a strong cocktail, so it could easily be served for brunch.
I made this raspberry mojito with simple syrup. It just makes the cocktail evenly sweet, I don’t like how sugar settles on the bottom and does not get dissolved in some drinks.
The combination of tart raspberries, lime and fresh mint is refreshing to the max!
Fresh berries – while I’ve had some criticism from some readers for leaving the flesh in this type of cocktails, I do believe that it should not be discarded. If the berry seeds bother you, feel free to extract the juice from the raspberries and leave the seeds out.
I recently saw a recipe for raspberry mojito made with vodka, so you guys feel free to experiment.
I used gin in this one, but will definitely try it with vodka.
I hope you enjoy it! Or at least imagine you are at the beach!
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- For The Simple Syrup:
- (If you'd like to make your own simple syrup, this recipe makes around 1¾ cups)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- For The Raspberry Mojito:
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 6 fresh raspberries
- juice from 1 lime
- 2 fl oz Bacardi white rum
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 1 cup of ice
- ½ cup soda water
- (more raspberries and mint leaves for garnishing)
- Prepare simple syrup, by combining 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bringing it to a boil. Stir to let sugar dissolve and remove from heat. Let syrup cool.
- In a sturdy glass add mint leaves, raspberries, lime juice, rum and simple syrup. With a muddler or a wooden spoon, muddle to extract juices from mint leaves and raspberries.
- Add ice to the glass and top with soda water. Garnish with more fresh raspberries, mint leaves or lime slices.
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