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What is a Mojito?

Traditonally, a mojito is a rum-based cocktail paired with fresh citrus, sugar and sparkling soda water. 

With this Raspberry Mint Mojito, we are turning up the fun a bit! The addition of fresh raspberries to this classic summer cocktail really helps set it apart. Plus, how can you go wrong with sweet, juicy raspberries? I also subbed honey for the sugar to help give it a little extra depth of sweetness. 

When it comes to the mint leaves, pick your best looking ones! Did you know that mint grows like wildflowers? That’s right! My mom didn’t even have to plant any this year and she has multiple mint bushes that pop up wherever they so please. 

How to Make a Raspberry Mint Mojito

First off, you want to choose a taller cocktail glass, such as something around 17oz. Then, the fun begins!

Start by putting your raspberries, mint leaves (you can lightly tear them if they are larger) and honey in the bottom of the glass. Use a muddler (such as one like this) to lightly smash and muddle the ingredients together. You want gently break up the raspberries and release the oils from the mint, but not completely blend them up together. 

Then, you add in your ice, about half a cup of crushed ice. 

Next, you add your liquids! Pour in about 2 shots of white rum and then top the glass off with lemon-lime soda or sparkling soda water (I prefer the sweetness from the lemon-lime soda). Gently give it a stir to combine the ingredients.

Finally, garnish with additional mint leaves, sliced limes and fresh raspberries!

Not only is this mojito delicious and pretty to look at, but it is also easily customizable! If you don’t have raspberries, you could use strawberries, blackberries or even blueberries! The possibilities are endless.

Whip yourself up a Raspberry Mint Mojito, sit back, relax and happy summer!

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Raspberry Mint Mojito


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  • Author: KJ & Company
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 17oz glass or 80 oz pitcher depending on choice 1x

Description

A fun, vibrant Summer cocktail! Raspberry Mint Mojitos put a spin on a classic cocktail by the addition of fresh raspberries and sweet honey. Combined with the vibrant mint leaves, white rum and lemon-lime soda, this Raspberry Mint Mojito is deliciously good!


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Ingredients

For a 17oz glass:

  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons roughly torn mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 shots white rum
  • Lemon-lime soda or sparkling soda water to top off the glass
  • Additional raspberries, mint leaves and lime slices for garnish if desired

For an 80oz pitcher:

  • 1 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup lightly torn mint leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • 3/4 cup white rum
  • Lemon-lime soda or sparkling soda water to top off the pitcher
  • Additional raspberries, mint leaves and lime slices for garnish if desired

Instructions

For both the glass and pitcher sizes:

  1. Combine the raspberries, honey and mint leaves in the bottom of your glass or pitcher. Use a muddler to gently muddle the ingredients together until the raspberries are slightly broken down with the mint leaves. Add in your ice.
  2. Pour the white rum over the top of the ice followed by the lemon-lime soda until the glass or pitcher is full. Give it a gentle stir to combine the ingredients. Garnish with the additional raspberries, mint leaves and lime slices if desired and enjoy!

Notes

  • Strawberries, blueberries or blackberries can be used in place of the raspberries if desired.
  • Make it a mocktail (virgin cocktail) by omitting the white rum.

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Thanks for following and cooking along with me!

 

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