Raspberry Mojito

Raspberry Mojito Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
240 Calories
0g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 162mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's hard to resist a raspberry mojito. The sparkling mixed drink is filled with fresh ingredients and gives the classic Cuban cocktail a delicious berry spin. Get your muddler ready because this is a fabulous summertime cocktail that you'll want to make often.

Easy to mix up, this raspberry mojito recipe includes the essential elements of any mojito: rum, lime, mint, and soda. Adding fresh raspberries gives it a fresh-from-the-garden taste that's perfect with the lime and mint. The black raspberry liqueur contributes a darker berry flavor and takes over as the drink's sweetener. If you don't have the liqueur, you can simply add a little simple syrup.

You can build on the drink several ways: switch to raspberry rum or add other berries and fruits to the muddle. Swap the ginger ale for another soda or use club soda for a less sweet drink. It's also a brilliant option for a virgin mojito—just leave out the rum.

"As a bartender, if you make one Mojito on a shift, you are going to make fifty. You will be making them all night because they are delicious. Rum, lime, mint, with a hint of sweetness, is a flavor profile that is a no-brainer. Now add fresh raspberries and ginger; forget about it." —Sean Johnson

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Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 fresh mint leaves

  • 3 to 4 fresh raspberries, plus more for garnish

  • 2 lime wedges

  • 2 ounces light rum

  • 1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur

  • 2 to 3 ounces ginger ale, to taste

  • Mint sprig, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Raspberry Mojito Cocktail

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  2. In a highball glass, add several mint leaves and raspberries. Muddle well to release the juice of the berries and the essence of the mint.

    Muddling Raspberries and Mint for a Raspberry Mojito Cocktail

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  3. Fill the glass with ice and squeeze in the juice of the lime wedges.

    Ice and lime juice added to the glass

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  4. Add the rum and raspberry liqueur.

    Rum and raspberry liqueur added to the glass
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  5. Top off with ginger ale and stir well.

    Ginger ale added to the raspberry mojito and mixed

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  6. Garnish with more raspberries and a sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy.

    Raspberry Mojito Cocktail With Raspberry and Mint Garnish

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Tips

  • You can use frozen raspberries; enough to cover the bottom of the glass should do. Thaw the berries first so they're easier to muddle.
  • If you don't have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon or the end of a rolling pin.
  • To wake up the mint's flavor, slap the leaves between your palms or gently tear them before adding them to the glass.
  • Try wiping the glass rim with a lime wedge to get a refreshing, tart taste with every sip.

Recipe Variations

  • Switch to another lightly flavored soda if you like. Club soda and sparkling waters will not be as sweet as ginger ale and work really well in this mojito. You could also pour sparkling wine; rosé is an excellent choice.
  • Skip the raspberry liqueur and pour raspberry rum instead. The cocktail won't be as sweet; make up for that by adding 1/2 ounce of simple syrup or 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar to the muddle.
  • Vanilla rum is an excellent alternative to white rum and pairs nicely with raspberries.
  • Add more fruits to the cocktail. Blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries are natural companions for raspberries. You can also muddle in slices of mango, melon, or pineapple.
  • Skip the liquors and make this a virgin raspberry mojito. You'll need more soda or can split it with limeade.
  • To make this a pitcher cocktail, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings and prepare in a large pitcher. Mix up the raspberry mojitos up to an hour or two ahead of time, adding the ice and ginger ale just before serving.
  • Shaking the cocktail makes it even more refreshing: Build the cocktail in a shaker, leaving out the ginger ale. Shake well and strain into a cold collins glass filled with ice. Top off with ginger ale and add mint and raspberry to garnish.

What Is the Best Alcohol for a Mojito?

For the best tasting mojito, choose a mid-range rum. There are many great brands to choose from, and rum is one of the most affordable liquors, so you won't break the bank with an upgrade. While white rum is often the preferred style for mojitos, aged rum adds a little more dimension and dark rum is particularly well-suited to raspberries. Many people enjoy vodka mojitos, and this raspberry cocktail works with that spirit as well.

What Can I Use Instead of Mint in a Mojito?

Other herbs like basil or lemon verbana also work well in a mojito, although the drink won't be a true mojito. You can always leave the herb out, especially when making a fruity mojito like raspberry, but it won't have the same flavor.

How Strong Is a Raspberry Mojito?

This raspberry mojito is a relatively light cocktail. On average, its alcohol content falls in the 13 percent ABV (26 proof) range. While that is similar to a glass of wine, a few drinks will add up quickly, and the sweet taste can be deceiving.