I love using fresh ingredients during the summer for my cocktails. We have an amazing fruit/plant stand just a couple miles down the road and I will go there often on the weekends to pick up fresh fruit. A couple weekends ago we were in the beginning of berry season so I came home with an entire flat of raspberries. Of course I had to come up with a delicious cocktail for these berries so I decided to utilize the mint from my deck garden and make a mojito!
- 1.5 ounces white rum
- 2 Tablespoons sugar (give or take to taste)
- Lime Juice of 1 Lime
- Leaves from 1 sprig of mint
- ½ cup tonic water
- 5-10 raspberries
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle together raspberries, mint, and lime juice
- Add the sugar and muddle more
- Fill a glass ½-3/4 with ice
- Add the rum over the ice
- Stir in the mixture from the cocktail shaker
- Top off with tonic water and stir
- Garnish with whole raspberries
This fresh raspberry mojito is absolutely delicious and PERFECT for summer. The aromas of raspberry and mint add to the flavor and really let the feeling of summer sink in.
I can’t believe that it is already the end of July. This summer is going by WAY too fast. It seems like just yesterday we were having our Memorial Day BBQ and now we are almost to the end of July! It won’t be long before we’re singing Christmas Carols and buying presents (oh wait, I already am doing that….).
What is your favorite way to enjoy cocktails during the summer?
Brooke @ Blushing Noir says
This is the PERFECT Summer Cocktail. Line em up!
carrie @ frugal foodie mama says
Mojitos are my go-to cocktail for summertime! :) We have a huge mint plant in our back yard, so I always have fresh mint on hand. And funny enough, I was making a mojito a couple of nights ago & decided to throw some fresh raspberries in there when I was muddling- SO good! #greatmindsthinkalike
Helen Fern says
That is very festive looking! And sounds delicious too – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!
Ooh raspberries are always yummy! Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!
What a great way to use up the mint that’s overtaking my yard! love raspberries too.
Love this unique take on mojitos using raspberries!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Such a pretty cocktail. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & Shared
I am so down for this, it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing his at the DI & DI Link Party.
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
Makes me feel like I’m on a cruise enjoying a relaxing drink on deck. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link party. I’ve pinned and shared.
Forget summer, these look divine any time of year.
Thanks for sharing with us on #TastyTuesdays.
Alison's Allspice says
I just couldn’t get my mint plant to grow last summer. You have inspired me to try again, I love this mojito with raspberry, and must have fresh mint! I found you at the This is How We Roll Link Up.
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
Always looking for new drinks using my mojito mint that has a life of its own in my garden.