Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Raspberry Mojitios

Happy Wednesday!! I hope your week is going well so far. I have a fabulous mojito recipe to share today. What? You've never had a mojito?? They are a great drink for the summer. It's a great mix of fresh mint, lime, light rum, and bubbles. For this recipe, you add fresh berries (I added raspberries) for a fruity delicious summery drink.

Raspberry Mojitos
-mint leaves
-fresh berries
-white rum
-simple syrup (dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 1cup of water in a small pan on the stovetop, cool for use)
-diet sprite (or club soda)
-fresh lime slices

How to make a great mojito:

1. Tear 4-5 mint leaves and add them to the bottom of a glass. Add 1 oz simple syrup. Add 3-4 raspberries. Muddle the mint leaves, syrup, and berries at the bottom of glass. This is a key step, you want to bruise and crush the mint leaves and berries.
2. Fill glass with crushed ice.
3. Add 1-2 oz white rum.
4. Top off glass with diet sprite or club soda.
5. Squeeze 1-2 lime wedges into glass.
6. Stir, sip and enjoy!!

I enjoyed these at a barbeque and they were so delicious. We also added blackberries later in the evening. This is the perfect drink to enjoy outside on your patio, or while bbq'ing with friends. Enjoy!!


Annette said...

oh my.... we should so be neighbors...hehe...

Julia Aston said...

I agree with Annette! I wish I could have you cater my gatherings - between your drink recipes and your dessert recipes I'm drooling here!

We're in the first day of a predicted 3 day heat wave (up to 100 degrees) here in MA - this mojito would be just the ticket when I get home from work!

Yummy yum Mara!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is three for three I would love if you could cater a garden party for me. Amazing!

VanessaB said...

LOL @ Annette! that drink looks delcious and refreshing. aaahhh :9

SARAH and JASON said...

I cannot wait for baby to make his i can make these!!!

Joni Kix said...

I'm a little muddled on the muddling. I'm going to have to google that later, lol!
TFS your recipe. It looks delish!

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

all i can say is: DELISH! thanks for sharing the recipe because it's going down in the books!


Michelle H. said...

OMG!! This looks so good! I had one on vacation and dont remember which one I had? This is awesome to have a recipe!! I will have to try this one this summer!!
This is awesome!!

Rebecca said...

sounds delicious!