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This refreshing Raspberry Mojito Recipe is the perfect cocktail for your end of summer soirée or Labor Day backyard barbecue!
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With Labor Day weekend upon us and Pumpkin Spice Lattes popping up all over Instagram, it is a sign that summer is quickly coming to an end. And while I’m already up to my arms in fall and holiday recipe prep and content planning, I’m just not in the mood for fall.
Since fall is typically my favorite time of year, for the cooler weather, fun and festive holidays and yummy food, I know it sounds odd that I’m not bursting with joy and enthusiasm for my favorite time of year. But, I guess I’m just still loving everything about summer and don’t want to quit all the summer fun!
So, with Labor Day weekend being the last “unofficial” weekend of summer, we plan on living it up with lots of time
being lazy relaxing, some time spent at the pool, a backyard barbecue with friends and maybe a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail!!) or two.
Second to this Grapefruit Sage Spritzer, mojitos are my favorite cocktail. They are so light and refreshing and perfect on a hot summer day. And while a mojito typically has light rum, I will often make a mojito mocktail on a hot summer afternoon as a special treat.
While I have yet to share my classic mojito recipe with you all, just like my Sweet Tea Mojito, today’s mojito recipe for a Raspberry Mojito, is a solid cocktail and a great way to change up a classic!
Raspberry and lime is one of my favorite flavor combinations, as evident by my Raspberry Key Lime Pie Milkshake, Raspberry Key Lime Mousse Tarts and Raspberry Lime Italian Soda recipe, so adding a little mint into that combo and making a Raspberry Mojito Recipe was a no brainier!
I can’t wait to whip up one of these this weekend and toast to a fantastic, well played summer before diving head first into PSL everything!
What is your favorite cocktail or mocktail? Please Share in the comments below!
Helpful Raspberry Mojito Recipe Tips and Information:
How do you make a raspberry mojito?
- Place 4-5 mint leaves and 1 ounce lime juice in a sturdy cocktail glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime juice to release the mint oils.
- Add the rum, raspberry sauce and enough ice to fill the class 2/3rds of the way. Stir with a spoon to combine.
- Pour the club soda (or lime sparkling water or lemon lime soda) over the ice and the mojito mixture.
- Serve garnished with remaining mint leaves, lime slices and fresh raspberries.
Raspberry mojito non-alcoholic version:
I make this Raspberry Mojito recipe a mocktail or non-alcoholic version all the time by omitting the light rum. Simply replace the amount of rum called for in the recipe below with additional club soda.
Can a mojito be made with vodka?
A traditional mojito recipe is made with light or clear rum, but I have heard of people substituting the rum with vodka.
How do you muddle raspberries and make homemade raspberry syrup:
You could also skip the raspberry syrup and simply use fresh raspberries in this Raspberry Mojito Recipe. To muddle fresh raspberries, place them in a cocktail glass with the mint and the lime juice and use a bar muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to mash up the raspberries.
Note: The raspberry syrup is made with sugar, so using just raspberries in this recipe will result in a mojito that is more tart in flavor.
- 5-6 fresh mint leaves, divided
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1.5 ounces light rum
- 1.5 ounces raspberry syrup
- Ice, as needed
- Club soda, lime sparkling water or lemon lime soda, as needed
- Lime slices, for garnish
- Fresh raspberries, for garnish
1. Place 4-5 mint leaves and lime juice in a sturdy cocktail glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime juice to release the mint oils.
2. Add the rum, raspberry syrup and enough ice to fill the glass 2/3rds of the way. Stir with a spoon to combine.
3. Pour the club soda over the ice and the mojito mixture.
4. Serve garnished with remaining mint leaves, lime slices and fresh raspberries.
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