If you are looking for a light, fruity take on the classic Mojito, this is a perfect option. The Raspberry Mojito has all of the elements of the original: rum, refreshing mint and lime, a little sweetness, and a hint of sparkle. It 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. One of its best aspects is that it uses common ingredients, making it very easy to mix up. The Chambord plays off of the raspberries wonderfully. It not only adds a darker berry flavor without overpowering the fresh berries but it acts as the drink's sweetener as well.
Add several mint leaves and raspberries to a highball glass.
Muddle well to release the juice of the berries and the essence of the mint.
Add ice, lime slices, rum, and Chambord to the glass.
Top off with ginger ale.
(Recipe Courtesy: Amy Stafford, A Healthy Life For Me)
How Strong Is the Raspberry Mojito?
Despite its sweet taste and innocent look, this Raspberry Mojito is anything but a light cocktail. You may have noticed that it uses a double shot of rum and that means this beauty packs a punch. When made with an 80-proof rum and Chambord, it weighs in around 32 percent ABV (64 proof).
To put that into perspective, this Raspberry Mojito can be as strong as the average Gin Martini. If this is too much for you at the moment, feel free to pour just a single shot (1 1/2 ounces) of rum and add a bit more ginger ale.