Raspberry Mojito

Fresh raspberry mojito cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

Sweet, delicious, and very easy to mix up, it's hard to resist a raspberry mojito. It puts a light, fruity spin on the classic mojito with all of the essential elements that make it a great cocktail: rum, refreshing mint and lime, a little sweetness, and a hint of sparkle. This recipe simply brings in a few twists, and the result is a fabulous cocktail that can be enjoyed all summer long.

There are many things to enjoy about this raspberry mojito, a recipe that comes from Amy Stafford of A Healthy Life For Me. One of the best parts is that it uses common ingredients, so you don't have to hunt down anything special.

The taste of Chambord Liqueur is a welcome addition that plays off the raspberries and rum wonderfully. It not only adds a darker berry flavor that doesn't overpower the fresh berries but it acts as the drink's sweetener as well.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a highball glass, add several mint leaves and raspberries.

  3. Muddle well to release the juice of the berries and the essence of the mint.

  4. Fill the glass with ice and add the lime wedges, rum, and Chambord.

  5. Top off with ginger ale.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • For the best tasting mojito, choose a mid-range white 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.
  • To wake up the mint's flavor, slap the leaves between your palms or gently tear them before adding them to the glass.
  • Get a little more out of your lime wedges by gently squeezing some of the juice into the glass. You can also add them to the muddle if you like.
  • Try wiping the glass rim with lime, too. You'll enjoy a refreshing, tart taste with every sip.

Recipe Variations

  • You can use frozen raspberries, about enough to cover the bottom of the glass. Thaw the berries first so they're easier to muddle.
  • 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 lemon-lime or any citrus soda.



How Strong Is a Raspberry Mojito?

Despite its sweet taste, this raspberry mojito not a light cocktail. That double shot of rum means this beauty packs a punch. On average, it weighs in around 21 percent ABV (42 proof), similar to the original daiquiri. If that's too much for you, pour just a single shot (1 1/2 ounces) of rum and add a bit more ginger ale.