Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Raspberry Mojito Recipe

We had a family brunch at our house this weekend and I wanted to make a fruity afternoon beverage. I've always been a big fan of minty mojitos and I wanted to add in raspberries, my favorite fruit! I started off following this standard mojito recipe but made a lot of modifications along the way and even learned something.

What you'll need:
(for about 4 servings)

12 ounces Raspberries
1 bunch Mint Leaves
4 Limes
1 cup White Rum
2 cups Club Soda
4 tsp Powdered Sugar
Lots of Ice
Combine the mint leaves, powdered sugar and lime juice in a pitcher. Using the end of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint leaves to help release the minty flavor (more on that later). I then pureed most of the raspberries using a blender and used a strainer to separate the juice from the seeds. Throw the remaining raspberries into the pitcher, along with the rum and club soda.
This is where I did my first taste test. Yuck. It tasted way too much like just club soda and rum. I decided that in order to really get that mint flavor to come out, I was going to let it sit and ferment for a while. I threw a bunch of ice cubes in the pitcher and placed it in the fridge. After a few hours I poured myself a glass over crushed ice. There it was! A mojito just like the ones I have ordered at restaurants. It just needed a little time. Enjoy!


  1. That looks really good and perfect for a warm day with the family :)

  2. This looks perfect for a beautiful hot day!

    Jess x

  3. i need one. right now. it's 1 p.m.

  4. yummm!! i want some snow! wish we could all get together and have some!!!

  5. Yummy! Looks like the perfect Summer cocktail.


  6. I'm so going to tweet this and pin it! LOVE! -Jessica


  7. I love mojitos! I've never seen this variation before, but think it would be JUST perfect. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and the pretty summertime photos. So glad I found your blog today.


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