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Raspberry Mojitos

These Raspberry Mojitos are the perfect summer drink to make with fresh raspberries! The fresh raspberry flavor is so delicious when combined with mint, lime, and sparkling water... and a little bit of rum.

Oh, and the fact that these mojitos have half a serving of fruit in each drink?? A huge win in my book!

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Fresh raspberry drink

Raspberries are by far my FAVORITE berry/fruit and mojitos are my FAVORITE drinks, so I might be biased when I say these raspberry mojitos are the absolute BEST DRINK EVER!

But you don't have ANYTHING to lose by trying these for yourself, so I really hope you make these!

This easy raspberry mojito recipe takes a classic mojito recipe and adds crushed muddled raspberries. This releases the raspberry juice and gives the mojito a gorgeous red color, and best of all—the best fresh raspberry flavor. Not just a hint of flavor, but you get a really delicious raspberry drink!

Overhead picture of raspberry cocktail - mojito

If you like raspberries, you're going to LOVE how the flavor of lime and mint enhances the raspberry flavor.

This recipe is a great one to remember when you have raspberries that are on their last legs and need to be eaten ASAP. You're going to be muddling and crushing the raspberries anyway, so it's OK if they've gone a little soft!

Related recipe: Mulberry Mojitos

Let's get started!

Ingredients

The ingredients below make 2 mojitos.

  • 20 mint leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • ¼ cup sugar (this can be cut down to 2-3 tablespoons, to taste, if you prefer less sweet, or substitute Sprite for sugar + sparkling water)
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1-1.5 cups sparkling water (seltzer) - a 12oz can of seltzer is perfect!
  • 2 shots white rum (3 oz, or use less to taste. I usually only use 1 oz (2 tablespoons) of rum in my drink)
Ingredients for raspberry mojito

Equipment

  • Mojito muddler (optional, but highly recommended! Read tips below the instructions for how to make a mojito without a muddler)
  • 10-oz or bigger glasses

Related recipe: Cherry Lemonade

Instructions

Step 1: Muddle together the mint leaves, 2 lime wedges, and 2 tablespoons sugar in each glass. Make sure to bruise the mint leaves to release the mint flavor and to squeeze the lime juice and press on the lime skin to release the lime oils for extra flavor.

Collage showing how to muddle mint for mojitos

Step 2: Divide the raspberries between the 2 glasses (reserve a coupe for garnish if you want to be fancy!) and muddle them until they are all crushed. Yes, the pulp stays in the drink, and no, it's not weird at all! It's delicious!

Muddled raspberries and mint in a glass

Step 3: Divide the ice cubes and sparkling water between the 2 glasses. Add a shot of rum to each glass. Give it a quick stir to mix the raspberries and rum throughout the drink, and enjoy immediately!

Close up of a raspberry mojito drink

Related recipe: Cherry Limeade

How to make a mojito without a muddler

You can easily make a mojito without a muddler. One way is to use a mortar and pestle to crush the mint and limes.

If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can use a fork. Simply make a clump of mint leaves at the bottom of the glass and use a fork to bruise and scratch the leaves against the glass so that they release their mint flavor. Then squeeze 2 small wedges or lime juice into the glass. Add the squeezed wedges to the glass and use a fork to poke at the lime skin a little, releasing the fragrant oils. Then stir in the sugar to balance out the lime juice.

This should have almost the same result as muddled mint, lime, and sugar. From here you'll add the rest of your mojito ingredients.

However, I highly recommend having a mojito muddler on hand!! It makes the job so much easier, plus it is GREAT for making guacamole! I actually use it for guacamole way more often than for drinks.

Related recipe: Vanilla Peach Fizz

Make it a raspberry mocktail

I have to admit that most of the time I am in the mood for a fresh, pick-me-up sparkling drink in the middle of the day, so I skip the rum and make myself a raspberry mojito mocktail. I do work from home in my living room so no one would ever know.... but I like to save the alcoholic drinks for when I have someone to share them with!

Related recipe: Coconut Agave Mojito

Recipe variations

  • If you don't want to use refined sugar, you can use agave syrup or maple syrup instead of sugar.
  • If you don't want to buy seltzer / sparkling water just for this recipe, you can use sprite and just skip the sugar. 
  • If you don't have enough raspberries, add some blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, or mulberries!
  • Make a fun mojito bar by offering different berries and fruits for guests to muddle into their own drinks!

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5 from 3 votes

Raspberry Mojitos

So fresh and easy to make, these raspberry mojitos are the perfect summer raspberry drink! The recipe below makes 2 mojitos, but can be scaled up or down.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 20 mint leaves
  • 1 lime - cut into 6 wedges
  • ¼ cup sugar - (this can be cut down to 2-3 tablespoons, to taste, if you prefer less sweet)
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 8-12 oz sparkling water - (seltzer - a can is perfect!)
  • 2 shots white rum - (3 oz, or use less to taste. I usually only use 1 oz (2 tablespoons) of rum per drink)

Special equipment

  • Mojito muddler (read notes below for how to make a mojito without a muddler)
  • 10-oz or bigger glasses

Instructions

  • Muddle together the mint leaves, 2 lime wedges and 2 tablespoons sugar in each glass. Make sure to bruise the mint leaves to release the mint flavor and to squeeze the lime juice and press on the lime skin to release the lime oils for extra flavor.
  • Divide the raspberries between the 2 glasses (reserve a coupe for garnish if you want to be fancy!) and muddle them until they are all crushed. Yes, the pulp stays in the drink, and it's delicious!
  • Divide the ice cubes and sparkling water between the 2 glasses. Add a shot of rum to each glass. Give it a quick stir to mix the raspberries and rum throughout the drink, and enjoy immediately!

Notes

To muddle mint and limes without a muddler, you can use a mortar and pestle. Or use a fork to bruise the mint leaves against the glass. Squeeze the juice of 2 small lime wedges into the glass. Add the squeezed wedges to the glass and use a fork to poke at the lime skin a little, releasing the fragrant oils. Then stir in the sugar to balance out the lime juice. However, I highly recommend using a muddler! It's amazing for cocktails and for making the easiest guacamole.
Recipe variations: 
  • Skip the rum to make it a raspberry mocktail.
  • Use agave or maple syrup instead of sugar.
  • Substitute blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries for some of the raspberries, or serve all the berries as part of a mojito bar.
  • If you don't have sparkling water/seltzer, you can skip the sugar and use a can of sprite for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal (11%) | Carbohydrates: 33g (11%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 35mg (1%) | Potassium: 223mg (6%) | Fiber: 7g (28%) | Sugar: 22g (24%) | Vitamin A: 470IU (9%) | Vitamin C: 35mg (42%) | Calcium: 66mg (7%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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