A raspberry Mojito mocktail is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink inspired by the classic Mojito cocktail. Made with fresh raspberries, lime juice, simple syrup, and a handful of mint leaves, this Mojito mocktail will be your new favorite drink for summer!
What Is a Mojito?
The Mojito is a classic cocktail with a long history dating back to the 16th century. The exact origin of Mojito has been a subject of debate, however, most people believe this drink originated in Havana as a medicinal drink. The name mojito comes from the African word mojo, which means to place a little spell. In recent years, the Mojito has become a staple on bar and restaurant menus all over the world.
A classic mojito is a combination of lime juice, white rum, sugar, mint leaves, and soda. These ingredients create a delightful blend of zesty lime and fragrant mint with a subtle sweetness. If you love fruity beverages, you absolutely can’t miss out on this one!
About This Recipe
The virgin raspberry Mojito is just as delicious as the classic Mojito. It has all the fruity-minty goodness of the classic cocktail that has made it a popular drink on hot summer days. The ingredients of this mocktail are the same as the classic mojito mocktail, with the addition of sweet raspberries. The raspberry mojito mocktail has a vibrant and refreshing shade of pink.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Refreshing: The virgin raspberry mojito combines the bright and tangy flavor of raspberries with the crisp taste of mint and lime. The combination creates a lovely balance of flavors.
- Perfect for any occasion: A raspberry Mojito mocktail can be a fantastic choice for parties and get-togethers.
- Customizable: You can adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less simple syrup.
What You Need to Make Raspberry Mojito Mocktail
- Raspberries: You can use either fresh or frozen raspberries in your mocktail. I prefer fresh raspberries to add a natural sweetness to the mocktail.
- Mint: Mint leaves are commonly used as a flavoring or garnish in various drink recipes due to their cooling and refreshing nature.
- Simple syrup: Simple syrup is used to add a touch of sweetness to the mojito mocktail.
- Lime slices: Muddle lime wedge or slices with mint leaves to give a zesty tang to the Mojito.
- Sparkling water: Sparkling water or soda add a bubbly touch and fizzy texture to the drink.
How to Make Raspberry Mojito Mocktail
- Add raspberries, mint leaves, lime juice, lime wedges, and simple syrup into a highball or Collins glass.
- Gently muddle them together. Do not crush lime and mint too much!
- Fill the glass with crushed ice. Top off the glass with sparkling water. Using a bar spoon, give a quick and gentle stir.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint leaves and extra raspberries.
How to Make Simple Syrup?
To make simple syrup, simply combine equal parts of sugar and water in a saucepan and heat it over low to medium heat. Stir the mixture until all the sugar dissolves completely. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool.
How Is a Raspberry Mojito Mocktail Served?
It’s best to serve a raspberry Mojito mocktail with crushed ice in a highball glass, garnished with a mint sprig and lime wedges, and raspberries.
Did you like the raspberry Mojito mocktail recipe? Try my mint julep mocktail recipe as well! Leave your comment below and If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photos #yummynotes
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- 5 fresh raspberries + more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 6-8 mint leaves
- Crushed ice
- 2/3 cup sparkling water
- 1 mint sprig, for garnish
Add raspberries, mint leaves, lime juice, lime wedges, and simple syrup into a highball or Collins glass.
Gently muddle them together. Do not crush lime and mint too much!
Fill the glass with crushed ice. Top off the glass with sparkling water. Using a bar spoon, give a quick and gentle stir.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint leaves and extra raspberries.