Meet the Sullivans: Yummy Raspberry Mojitos, thanks Pinterest!

October 8, 2012

Yummy Raspberry Mojitos, thanks Pinterest!

My plan was to do a "style" post this week for Project Pinterest. I wanted to re-create one of those cute outfits I've seen pinned by friends. You know, something mustard colored / polka dotted / striped / leopard.... BUT I've been sick-ish and semi-housebound, so I haven't shopped much or hand the energy to figure out the details. I'll figure it out this week.

Instead I'm sharing with you one of the delicious and delightful looking mojitos I'd been pinning all Summer long.

I used this recipe as a base and inspiration for my final concoction.

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Ingredients (makes one cocktail)
Small handful raspberries, depending on size
Small handful of fresh mint leaves
3 oz simple syrup (even amounts of sugar and water, heated until the sugar melts, and cooled to room temperature)
2 oz rum
1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
Club soda
Lime slices

Place raspberries, mint, and some ice (crushed ice works best) in a tall glass. Muddle the ingredients together with the back of a spoon (or a muddler if you have one.) Add simple syrup, rum, and lime juice. Pour in enough club soda to fill the glass. Give the mixture a stir, and garnish with fresh berries and lime slices.

This was just so refreshing and super tasty. Originally I considered buying raspberry liqouer, but I'm so glad I didn't (couldn't find any) because this was so much better than that!

Now I just need to buy us a muddler, because I see a lot of mojitos in our future.

Fun Little Tidbit: Keith's favorite author is Ernest Hemmingway and so when we were planning our wedding reception we were toying with the idea of having 3 signature cocktails all named after Hemmingway novels. The Raspberry Mojito was going to be called For Whom the Bell Tolls because raspberries are bell shaped. Anyway, my fave the Lemon Drop won out.

I'm linking up with AP of ILYMTC for Project Pinterest


Movin Momma said...

I love a good cocktail recipe! I will totally pin this!

Kendall Jones said...

I want this. Now. I LOVE Mojitos!!!

Julie Rogers said...

If only I wasn't pregnant right now---saved for next spring:)


Ashley Paige said...

Umm. I love that out of 43 posts, you're the only one who linked up a cocktail. I'm pretty sure we're soul sisters. I mean, really. You're my hero. This looks AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing & linking up! And I totally laughed out loud when you referenced, oh, the top 5 most popular items of clothing on Pinterest/in Blog World. HA!

Lady B said...

Found you through the link up and so glad I did! I can't wait to recreate this delicious looking mojito!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

This makes me totally not want to be pregnant right now! Thanks for sharing. Looks so yummy!