a Raspberry Mojito

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sometimes you just can't wait for summer, and with raspberries stocked on every supermarket shelf, there's no need to! This colorful cocktail is a twist on a classic Cuban highball; Ernest Hemingway made La Bodeguita del Medio famous when he professed his love for their mojito, although to be honest, I much prefer John's!


Raspberry Mojito

1 1/2 oz of white rum
1 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice
3 sprigs of fresh mint
2 teaspoons of sugar
8 raspberries
soda water

In a Collins glass, muddle mint, raspberry and sugar until well-mixed and fragrant. Add rum and lime juice; stir well. Add a generous handful of ice, then top with soda water. Add a few berries and a sprig of mint to garnish.


Photo by Ashley Garmon.

32 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering! The mojito is my most favorite cocktail of all time :) This raspberry twist looks delicious and makes me so yearn for summer!

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  2. mmmm mojitos are my favorite! i think ill ask the the bf to add mint to our potted garden this summer :) happy friday! xoxo jcd

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  3. Yum I LOVE mojitos! So yummy and refreshing!

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  4. Ooh, that looks refreshing! I think mojitos are my favorite sugary cocktail. My dearest throws together a yummy blackberry one.

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  5. oh yum! i'm definitely going to try this. the last fruit-infused drink i've tried was a pomegranate margarita, but i'm ready for something new!

    xo.ashley

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  6. This sounds so good. Especially because we've been watching Dexter and all I want to do is eat Cuban and salsa dance.

    Happy Weekend!

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  7. This pic looks delicious. Have a nice week end
    www.rivierabrides.com

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  8. i think i need to get that cute recipe box from your past post to collect all these amazing cocktails recipes.

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  9. i love i love i love, need to make!!

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  10. Baby you got me! Love mojito and love raspberries! So, a bit of summer in this long, long winter!
    Have a shiny weekend, honey!
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  11. i simply cannot wait until i can sip on mojitos in the summer sunshine again!

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  12. I appreciate all the pink going on in your last six posts! I think this drink is just the thing to turn our Saturday snow storm into a summery siesta (you should take a peek at my post this afternoon ;))xo

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  13. I must say that after this week a mojito sounds wonderful. And hel-lo to the Jackie pics below. She is one of my all-time faves. Epitome of class!

    Happy weekend!
    Carrie

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  14. mmm now all I need is a beach to drink it on!

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  15. That sounds wonderful! It definitely makes me want to lounge around and sip mojitos on a warm summer day!

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  16. I really want John to make me one of those sometime. There is your pink again. I love love love raspberries.

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  17. What a beautiful concoction!!! We have raspberries growng here...Must try this summer!!!!

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  18. Don't tempt me ..

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  19. that drink looks like summer and sunshine and I could use some of both. :)

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  20. Will I like this if I'm not fond of regular mojitios? I always want to like them and never end up finishing one when it's in front of me. I'm going to live on the wild side tomorrow and order a drink at brunch (before noon, oh boy!). I feel like you'd be proud.

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  21. Positively delicious! We'll be trying out this recipe for sure! Have a lovely weekend!

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  22. Sounds great! I have to try it, I love both mojitos and raspberries but have never thought of combining the two before :)

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  23. my oh my does that look yummy!! and the image is just perfect as well - look at those colors!

    and I wish you a great weekend Lena :)

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  24. it lookd delicious!

    xoxo
    www.afashionhouseofcards.blogspot.com

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  25. That sounds so refreshing. My sister would love this.
    Happy weekend!
    xx

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  26. Mmmmmm....that looks incredibly yummy AND it's making me eager for long and sunny summer days! :)
    -giedre
    www.walkingdotblog.com

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  27. Ooh! Thanks for this! I needed a few easy cocktails for my b'day party this weekend & this one's perfecto.

    ~ Clare x

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  28. You know, I don't really like mojitos. But this recipe I might.

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  29. A drink after my own heart! Mojito's were the theme of our honeymoon & became our sweet kitty's name :) Hurry snow & melt so my mint can grow!!

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