This Raspberry Mojito recipe is a refreshing, effervescent mixed drink, made with rum, mint, lime, and fresh raspberries. It’s a lightly sweetened cocktail with hints of citrus that you can make in three simple steps. Add a colorful twist to your favorite get-togethers.
Maybe it’s the tennis match on TV, or the smells of the grills firing up in the neighborhoods, but summertime seems to beg for the mojito cocktail. This delightful Cuban drink is served with lime and mint, which is in full swing come this time of year.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- This Raspberry Mojito is is a cocktail that is both colorful and refreshing. It’s lightly sweetened and can even be made sugar-free if you’d like a lower carb version.
- This refreshing cocktail is made with easily found, fresh ingredients, like lime and raspberries
- Adding sparkling club soda makes this fizzy drink perfect for summertime!
Let’s talk about how to make this delightful raspberry rum drink.
Raspberry Mojito Ingredients
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
This flavored mojito recipe is easy to make. It includes on a few simple ingredients:
- Fresh raspberries — You can use fresh or frozen raspberries.
- Crushed Ice — Of course cubes are always an option, but crushed ice is preferred.
- Fresh Mint — You can buy fresh mint in the produce section of your grocery store, but I recommend growing your own. Just be sure to keep them in containers because it grows like a weed!
- Fresh Limes — Fresh is best. Besides, you can use the lime to create beautiful garnishes.
- White Rum — if you want this to be a mocktail, you can skip the rum, but please use white rum, it’s the traditional flavor of the mojito!
- Simple Syrup — We’ll make a simple syrup with water and agave nectar and you can choose how sweet you want it to be.
- Club Soda — all the sparkly water is best!
What is the best rum for mojitos?
You can’t go wrong with a white rum when making homemade mojitos. You might recognize Bacardi Silver, which is one of the most well-known white rums around. It’s a great rum for the price. Another great option is the Cruzan Aged Light Rum.
How to Make a Raspberry Mojito
It’s easy to make Raspberry Mojitos! You can make it with four simple steps:
- Muddle the Mint — Combine the raspberries, mint, rum, lime juice, and lime wedges, in a glass or cocktail shaker. Next, use a cocktail muddler to gently press the mint and lime wedges a bit (referred to as muddling).
- Ice Shaker — Add the simple syrup and ice to the cocktail shaker and give it a good shake to chill the liquids.
- Add Sparkling Water and Serve — Pour equally into individual glasses and add the club soda to to fill up the glasses.
- Add Some Bling — I love adding lime slices, fresh raspberries, and sprigs of mint to my raspberry mojitos. It gives them some colorful bling. Sometimes I’ll even throw in a colorful straw for fun too!
Quick Fix Tip
You can also make your flavored mojito right in the glass. Simply muddle and mix the ingredients directly in the serving glass, add the club soda, and serve!
How to Muddle Mint
When you muddle mint, it breaks down the leaves to release the flavors into the rest of the beverage. However, you can muddle too much, which will result in a bunch of tiny pieces of mint throughout the drink. That’s no bueno.
The best way to muddle mint is to place the mint leaves in the cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, just do this in the individual serving glasses or even a bowl. Use a wooden cocktail muddler and press in very gently, to mash the mint. Do this 3 or 4 times. Again, the goal is to allow the mint to release its juices, not to break it into a bunch of tiny pieces.
If you don’t have a cocktail muddler, you can use the handle end of a wooden spoon.
Flavored Mojito Recipe
The traditional mojito flavors are lime, mint, and rum. In fact, it does not include raspberries, but that shouldn’t stop you from including your favorite flavorings in this cocktail. For example, you can substitute any of the following for the raspberries:
- Blood Orange Mojitos — add slices of blood oranges for a dramatic color and flavor
- Pineapple Mojitos — fresh pineapple chunks make a delicious addition to this cocktail
- Strawberry Mojitos — wash some fresh strawberries and slice them
- Blueberry Mojitos — if you love mint combined with blueberries, this drink will make you very happy!
- Guava Mojitos — either use fresh guava, or use a guava flavored kombucha drink in place of the club soda.
Sugar Free Mojitos
Here are a couple of ways you can make sugar-free mojitos:
- Make the simple syrup using a zero calorie sweetener instead of agave. You could use something like stevia or your favorite sweetener.
- Use a zero calorie soda, like sprite or fresca in place of both the simple syrup and club soda.
- You can even use a flavored kombucha drink in place of the simple syrup and club soda!
- ¾ cup water
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 10 fresh raspberries or frozen
- 4 fresh mint sprigs
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 cup Ice , crushed
- 3 oz light rum optional
For the Simple Syrup
- Stir together water and agave nectar. See notes for sugar-free options. Stir these together until well-combined. Refrigerate to chill while you make the rest of the mojitos.
For the Raspberry Mojitos
- Place the raspberries, lime juice, lime wedges, and mint in a cocktail shaker or distribute them between the two serving glasses.
- Use a cocktail muddler to gently press the mint a bit (referred to as muddling). This breaks down the mint and lime to release those flavors into the rest of the beverage. Just don't muddle too much — we don't want a bunch of tiny pieces of mint throughout the drink.
- Add some of the simple syrup and ice to the cocktail shaker and give it a good shake to chill the liquids.
- Pour the cocktail mixtures evenly into two large glasses. Fill the glasses with club soda.
- Garnish with lime slices, fresh raspberries, and sprigs of mint. Serve immediately.
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- Substitute a zero calorie sweetener for the agave nectar (like stevia, monkfruit, etc)
- Use a zero calorie soda, such as diet sprite or fresca in place of the simple syrup and club soda.
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