Raspberry Mojito

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This Raspberry Mojito recipe has the classic combination of lime and mint, plus ripe red raspberries that make it look and taste like summer!

Mojitos are one of my all time favorite cocktails, and this Raspberry Mojito is no exception! It pairs the quintessential fruit of summer – raspberries – with the most refreshing summer drink. If you ask me, this match was meant to be.

This Raspberry Mojito is the perfect sip to add to your Cinco de Mayo Menu and beyond.

raspberry mojito garnished with mint spring

You know that I love fresh fruit. It feels so light and fresh, especially during the spring and summer. I not only like to add to a fruit plate or fresh fruit skewers with cream cheese fruit dip, but to my favorite cocktails, too!

A classic mojito is made with rum, soda water, white or raw sugar, lime, and mint. It is a refreshing blend of citrus and sweetness. Topped off with fresh raspberry juice and you’re in for the ultimate cocktail!

A raspberry mojito takes the loved classic and makes it even better! The raspberries add a touch more sweetness to the citrusy goodness of the limes. The best part is you can adjust the flavors to suit your personal taste – so you’ll always get a drink you love!

I promise, you’ll reach for this drink all summer long. In a tall glass with crushed ice, it is cold and refreshing on a hot day. It’s perfect for sipping on the front porch on a lazy afternoon or at a fun-filled party with friends.

A mojito is so perfect for parties! In fact, you can learn how to set up a DIY Mojito Bar featuring the Best Rum for Mojitos that will be the best feature of your next gathering – don’t miss it!

Raspberry Mojito Ingredients

raspberry mojito ingredients displayed on marble surface
  • Raspberries – Fresh or frozen for a delicious flavor and vibrant color.
  • LimesFresh will give you the brightest citrus flavor.
  • MintAny kind of mint will do, but spearmint is always a favorite. Or your local garden store may carry a variety called “mojito mint” – always a fun addition!
  • Sweetener – Mojitos need sweetness to balance the limes. Use a simple syrup, white granulated sugar, raw sugar, or sugar cubes.
  • White Rum – Aka blanco rum, silver rum, and light rum. You can learn more about the best rum for mojitos here!
  • Soda Water – Club soda or sparkling water adds a little bubbly to this refreshing cocktail.

Variations

  • Make Skinny – Substitute diet lemon lime soda for simple syrup and club soda to reduce calories.
  • Make a Mojito Float – The flavor of a mojito combined with lime sorbet or ice cream.
  • Use Vodka, Gin, or Tequila – Even though rum is the base for a classic mojito, it’s always fun to experiment with different flavors!

Tools

  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker or Stirrer

How to Make a Raspberry Mojito in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Muddle – Combine raspberries, limes, mint, and sugar or simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices and flavors.
  2. Strain – Strain over a cocktail glass. raspberry mixture in highball glass
  3. Pour – Add rum, ice, and soda water. Stir.
  4. Garnish – To serve, garnish with lime wedges, mint sprigs, and raspberries.

Serving Suggestions

  • Rim Glasses – Run a lime wedge along the rim of your glass. To line the glass, dip the edge in a plate filled with white granulated sugar.
  • Garnish – A slice of lime and sprig of mint to garnish makes this cocktail pretty and delicious!
  • Foods A raspberry mojito would pair well with food on the grill, like Zesty Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers, Easiest Steak Kabobs, and Crazy Good Carne Asada.
cocktail glass with raspberries and mint

Tips

  • Use Fresh Mint – It makes such a difference to the flavor and fragrance! You can find it at your local grocer or better yet, why not grow your own? Learn how to create an indoor hanging herb garden.
  • Use Fresh Limes – For the best possible flavor, you’ve got to use fresh limes! Their natural acidity balances out the fruit and sweeteners perfectly.
  • Shake – A cocktail shaker can be a fun change. It’s a bit more formal for shaking or stirring your raspberry mojito.
  • Balance – Not all mojitos are the same – and that’s great! Experiment with the amount of mint, lime, fruit, rum and sweetener until your mojito is the perfect mix for you.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Shortcuts

  • Make a simple syrup ahead so it’s ready to go when you need it. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a month! You can also use store-bought simple syrup or white granulated sugar to save time.
  • Make raspberry mojito by the pitcher if you’re serving a crowd.

Frequently Asked Questions

What alcohol is best for mojitos?

The classic alcohol for a mojito is white rum, also called silver rum, blanco rum, and light rum. It has a clean and refreshing flavor, so it really lets the lime and mint of a mojito be the stars.

What is in a mojito cocktail?

A classic mojito cocktail is a combination of white rum, lime, mint, a sweetener, and soda water. It’s known for it’s perfect balance of citrus vs. sweet. It’s fun to add different fruits like pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, mango, and coconut.

How to Store Raspberry Mojito

  • Refrigerate – The simple syrup in mojitos can last in the refrigerator for up to a month. A pitcher of raspberry mojito can last in the fridge for a few days, but don’t leave lime peels in it for more than 24 hours or they can turn the flavor bitter.
  • Freeze – Freeze in ice cube trays overnight then transfer to an airtight container. When ready to use, drop several cubes into a glass and let thaw in the refrigerator. Instant raspberry mojito! Note that the flavor may be slightly altered.

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raspberry mojito in highball glass

How to Make a Pitcher (Serves 8)

  • 1 pound raspberries
  • 1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed (reserve several for garnish)
  • 4 limes, quartered into wedges
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1½ cups white rum
  • 4 cups club soda or sparkling water

Make a Frozen Raspberry Mojito

  1. Muddle – Muddle lime and mint.
  2. Purée – Blend frozen raspberries and ice in food processor.
  3. Combine – Add rum, simple syrup or sugar, club soda, and raspberry/ice purée.
  4. Add Ice – If you want it slushier, blend more ice and add in.
  5. Garnish – Garnish with lime wedge, raspberry, and sprig of mint.

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mojito with raspberries and mint

Raspberry Mojito

Author: Julie Blanner
The taste of summer in a delicious mojito made with lime, mint, and raspberries.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 225 kcal

Equipment

  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 8 raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 10 leaves mint fresh
  • ½ lime quartered into or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup or 2 teaspoons white granulated or raw sugar
  • ounces white rum
  • ½ cup club soda

Instructions
 

  • Muddle – Combine raspberries, limes, mint, and sugar or simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices and flavors.
  • Strain over a cocktail glass.
  • Add rum, ice, and soda water. Stir.
  • Garnish with lime wedges, mint sprigs, and raspberries to serve.

Notes

Garnish with sprig of mint, lime wedges, and raspberries.

Variations

  • Make it Skinny – Substitute diet lemon lime soda for simple syrup and club soda to reduce calories.
  • Make a Mojito Float – The flavor of a mojito combined with lime sorbet or ice cream.
  • Use vodka, gin or tequila – Even though rum is the base for a classic mojito, it’s always fun to experiment with different flavors!

Nutrition

Calories:225kcalCarbohydrates:35gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:49mgPotassium:90mgFiber:2gSugar:31gVitamin A:43IUVitamin C:14mgCalcium:27mgIron:2mg
5 from 2 votes
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