Fruity Mojitos are an absolute blast, so here’s a version you’ll definitely love: a Mojito with raspberries, a bit sweet but definitely refreshing enough to cool off the summer heat.
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What is Raspberry Mojito ?
A raspberry Mojito is a very simple variation of the Mojito; it has added raspberries, this time in the form of fresh fruit. This drink can also be made with raspberry syrup or puree, but the recipe I know calls for muddled fresh raspberries, so it’s the one I’m making. True, it’s not as strong in flavor or sweetness as other versions, but it can easily be adapted if you like.
Here’s how to make a muddled raspberry Mojito.
Raspberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 5-7 mint leaves
- 2 wedges lime
- 5-7 raspberries
- club soda top top
- In a shaker add sugar, mint, lime, and raspberries. Muddle thoroughly.
- Add ice and white rum, shake very well.
- Strain (or double strain) into ice-filled Collins or highball glass.
- Top with club soda.
- Muddled drinks are harder to strain since you will get a lot of mush. Be patient.
- This is the old school version of Mojito, with muddling instead of syrup. This will not come out very sweet or have a strong raspberry flavor.
When is this drink best ?
The raspberry Mojito just screams summer to me, since it’s got a beautiful color, a lot of bubbles, and a refreshing minty flavor that pairs wonderfully with the white rum. Overall a very refreshing drink, and it works perfectly against summer heat.
I could also see this as a brunch, lunch, or very casual outing sort of cocktail. It’s definitely not fussy or difficult to drink, and the extra bubbles just makes it fun.
My thoughts on Raspberry Mojito
I liked the raspberry Mojito, almost as much as the strawberry one. The raspberries pair really well with the mint, and the bubbly club soda elevated the entire drink. White rum is less noticeable in flavor than ark rum , but that works to our advantage here since this is meant to be a refreshing drink, so a subtle rum is perfect.
If you like Raspberry Mojito, you might also like…
Blueberry Mojito – a Mojito with blueberries
Strawberry Mojito – a Mojito with fresh strawberries
Plain Mojito – the classic Mojito, but my version
Raspberry Gin Tonic – a gin tonic with raspberries
Strawberry Gin Smash – a muddled gin and strawberry highball
Notes, substitutes, and tips
This version of the Mojito is the old-school one. You need to muddle the lime, sugar, and mint together and this results in a strong mint flavor, but far less sweetness than if you used simple syrup. Once you add the raspberries you will get a raspberry flavor, but it won’t be too sweet.
Muddles fruit is always difficult to strain, so if you want to make things a bit easier keep the recipe the same, but use raspberry puree instead of fresh (about 0.5 oz)