Here’s another one of my favorite drink recipes! Obviously i’m making my mojitos Non-Alcoholic, but here is the description for those of you who don’t know what a basic mojito is/consists of…
The Mojito originated in the Caribbean, probably in Cuba. And it is more or less a rum smash with the addition of club soda, tangy fruit and mint which makes for a long delightful, thirst-quenching drink. Perfect for celebrating with right around this time of year, so Enjoy! 🙂
- 3-4 fresh Raspberries, plus more for garnish
- 5-6 Mint leaves
- 2 tbsp. Simple Syrup (see directions below for how to make a simple syrup)
- 1/4 cup Cranberry-Raspberry juice (or just raspberry juice if you can find it)
- 2 tbsp. fresh Lime Juice (approx. 1/2 medium-large lime)
- 1/2 cup Club Soda, Seltzer or Sparkling Mineral Water (i most love using a Raspberry-Lime Seltzer)
Directions for the Simple Syrup: To make a simple syrup, combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water (or just equal parts, if making more or less) in a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until it begins to boil and sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool.
Directions for the In a tall glass, add raspberries, mint leaves and the simple syrup. Muddle (squish with the back of a wooden spoon) well until the mint, simple syrup and raspberries are well-combined. If possible, try not to break apart the mint leaves, as this (in my opinion) will make for a less pleasant drinking experience. Fill glass with ice. Add cranberry-raspberry juice, then lime juice and then fill with soda/seltzer.:
Garnish with lime wedge or additional raspberries, if desired.