Thursday, July 15, 2010

Raspberry Mojitos

 Last summer, we traveled to Boca Raton for a wedding.  At the reception, they served mojitos and raspberry mojitos, and I've been thinking about those drinks ever since.  They were without question some of the best drinks I've ever had.  Every ingredient was so increcibly fresh.  Fresh lime juice, raspberries, cane sugar, the whole deal.

Unfortunately, my own version of raspberry mojitos didn't really come close to the ones we drank in Florida, but they were still quite delicious.  Without pure sugar cane I think it is hard to achieve the same flavor, but my neighbor and I both really enjoyed drinking them with plain old granulated sugar.  The raspberries gave the drinks not only a great flavor, but a pretty pink color as well!  I'll definitely be keeping a lookout for sugar cane though so I can make authentic mojitos!

One Year Ago:  Arepas (Venezuelan Stuffed Corn Cakes)

Raspberry Mojitos
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 7-8 raspberries
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • juice of 1 lime
  • sparkling water or club soda
In a tall glass, muddle the mint and raspberries with the sugar.  Fill the glass about 3/4 full with ice.  Add the rum and lime juice, then top off the glass with the sparkling water.  Stir well to combine, and garnish with additional raspberries and mint.  Serve immediately.


Joanne said...

I adore fruity mojitos! My favorite to date has been mango but that's probably only because I've never tried raspberry. yum!

Josie said...

oooh I might have to make mango next!

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said...

What a fantastic idea! I always seem to overlook Mojitos, but I think I'll definitely try this one!! YUM!!

Ellen said...

yum!! this looks fantastic... a perfect refresher for a hot day :)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

So glad I saw this on Tastespotting what a great photo! I love this drink thanks for posting yours looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

We have an abundance of mint this summer, so mojitos have been a favorite lately. I can't wait to try this...thanks!

Val said...

I'm so thirsty!!!!! I need one of these. Looks incredible.

Anonymous said...

Ruby Tuesdays makes a fabulous mango mojito with pure sugar cane sticks! Wonderful! I am so asking for the recipe next time I am there.

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