Monday, February 22, 2010

Raspberry Mojitos

Whenever we have game night at our house mojitos are on the menu. I don't remember how this came to be, but it works for me (that rhymes, ha). We've tweaked the ingredients around several times and have found one that we now use every time. This time we threw in some raspberries, when blackberries are in season I like that even better.

Raspberry Mojito

makes one large cocktail (about 16 oz with ice)

1/2 lime (either squeeze juice into glass or toss in wedges)
12 mint leaves
6 raspberries, plus additional for garnish
1 oz simple syrup (or 1/2-3/4 oz agave nectar)
2 oz white rum
4 oz sparkling water

Add lime juice or wedges to glass along with mint leaves, raspberries, and simple syrup. Muddle everything together with a spoon (if using lime wedges really push on them to get the juice out). Add rum, sparkling water, and ice to glass. Stir. Garnish with additional raspberries and serve. These are easiest to drink with a straw.


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