As we head into warmer weather, we are so excited to try new recipes with fresh ingredients. Our friend Amanda Wilens of Feed Me with Amanda shared an incredible raspberry mojito recipe with us, as a cocktail or a mocktail. Keep reading below to try this at home.
This recipe is simple and delicious. It’s also customizable for any berry or mixed berries. If you don’t have rum, that’s okay. Try this as a vodka mojito. I also like that this is easily made into a mocktail. Just replace the alcohol with more soda. If you don’t have plain flavored sparkling water or club soda, you can use a flavored sparkling water (or soda). Just make sure the flavors match like a berry, lime, or lemon. Another great thing about this recipe is that the syrup can be made with fresh or frozen fruit.
DIRECTIONS – RASPBERRY SYRUP
1. Place fruit and sugar in a small saucepan, cover with water. Place this on the stove until it simmers. Then take a muddler or a wooden spoon and mash the berries as best as you can. Stir occasionally on simmer for the next 5-7 minutes until nice and syrupy.
2. Pour the syrup and berries through a mesh sieve to remove chunks, but try to get as much of the liquid as possible into a jar or bowl. Throw out the pulp and seeds from berries.
DIRECTIONS – MOJITO
1. Muddle 4-5 mint leaves with juice from ½ lime (about ½ Tbsp) and 1.5 ounces of the Brambleberry syrup into your glass.
2. Add ice to glass. Over your ice pour 1.5 ounces rum and 3-5 ounces of club soda (up to the top of your glass). Stir and garnish.
If you try Amanda’s recipe, let us know in the comments below or share with us on Instagram. Stay tuned for more recipes with Amanda coming soon!