This raspberry mojito is a must try! Bright and refreshing, this fruity spin on the classic features fresh berries and mint.

Raspberry mojito

The Mojito is minty, bubbly, and refreshing: and pretty darn perfect. In fact, it’s one of our favorite classic cocktails, which is saying something since we’ve tried over 300 cocktails to date. So why not try a fruity spin for as a variation? Introducing…the Raspberry Mojito! Sweet berries pair perfectly with refreshing mint, and top it off bubbly soda water. It’s sweet tart and minty, with a delicate bubbly texture. Can there be an improvement on perfection? This is it.

More fruity variations? Try the Strawberry Mojito or Peach Mojito!

What’s in a raspberry mojito?

This raspberry mojito is a spin on the Classic Mojito, a classic cocktail from Havana, Cuba. The origins of this drink are cloudy: some say the earliest version was invented in the 1500’s, others claim the 1800’s with the birth of the Bacardi rum company. Whatever the case, it became iconic in the 1930’s when Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize it: and it’s very popular today.

The Mojito is on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails, meaning that it has an official definition. For the raspberry spin, you’ll simply muddle fresh berries into the drink along with the mint. Here are the ingredients in a raspberry mojito:

Raspberry mojito

How to muddle

The main skill you’ll need for a raspberry mojito is muddling. Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices, which helps their flavors to incorporate into the drink. Muddling herbs is a little different from muddling fruit. Here’s what to note:

  • Use a cocktail muddler. It’s the right tool for the job! Here’s a cocktail muddler if you need one. Or, just use an unfinished wooden spoon!
  • Do it in the cocktail shaker. First, place the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have one, you can use a large metal cup or bowl.
  • Gently mash the mint! The key to muddling herbs is to be gentle and use a light touch. Don’t mash it with a lot of force!
  • Add the berries and muddle again. Then add the raspberries and muddle until they’re broken down. You can use a little more force with the berries than with herbs.

Once you’re done muddling, the drink is easy! Simply shake it in a cocktail shaker, strain into a glass, and top with soda water. Done and done!

Mint

Soda water vs club soda

Speaking of soda water…how is it different from club soda? Some recipes for a mojito call for club soda, but the classic ingredient is soda water or seltzer. What is it, and what are the differences of club soda vs seltzer?

  • Soda water aka seltzer is carbonated water with no additives — straight up bubbles!
  • Club soda is carbonated water infused with added minerals, which give it a salty flavor. It works here if you prefer it!
  • Tonic water is carbonated water with added quinine and sugar — it’s not used in a Mojito because of the distinct flavor. But you can use it for a Gin and Tonic, Vodka Tonic or Whiskey Tonic.

How to garnish this raspberry mojito

Cocktails are all about the garnish, and this one is no exception! It’s fun to drink a raspberry mojito…but even more fun to drink one with loads of garnishes. Here’s what we used:

  • Clear ice: It’s both a garnish and a drink cooler, and it’s so impressive. Make crystal clear ice and cut it into large blocks: it looks like a cocktail from a fancy bar (and tastes that much better). Go to How to Make Clear Ice.
  • Fresh raspberries: Make sure to have a few on hand for a garnish! We used a cocktail pick to help them stay together.
  • Fresh mint: Add a few sprigs of fresh mint. It’s easy to grow in the summer.

And that’s it! Let us know what you think of this raspberry mojito in the comments below.

Raspberry mojito

More raspberry cocktails

Love adding raspberries to drinks? They add the most beautiful sweet tart berry flavor. Here are some favorite raspberry cocktails to try:

When to serve this raspberry mojito

This raspberry mojito is tangy and refreshing: ideal for summer or parties! Try it as a:

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Raspberry mojito

Raspberry Mojito


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This raspberry mojito is a must try! Bright and refreshing, this fruity spin on the classic features fresh berries and mint.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 6 fresh raspberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ounces* white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 ounces soda water
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves, then add the raspberries and muddle again. Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
  2. Place ice into a glass, and strain in the liquid. Top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with additional mint leaves and raspberries.

Notes

*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Raspberry mojito

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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