This raspberry mojito just took over as the queen of cocktails in my house. Tart, sweet, cold and refreshing, this classic cocktail gets a summertime makeover. 150 calories and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Is it 5pm on Friday yet? Surely happy hour is almost here. A great happy hour starts with a great cocktail. And when the temperatures are rising, there had better be something cool and refreshing at hand to ease you into the weekend. In the past, a Fresh Strawberry Tom Collins or a Pink Grapefruit Margarita valiantly competed for my affections.
Well, now there’s a new sheriff in town.
I remember drinking my first mojito like it was yesterday. My husband and I were living in New York City and some of my girlfriends came for a visit. We hopped from museum to museum, restaurant to restaurant, eventually landing at Tavern on the Green on the edge of Central Park. One of my girlfriends had just spent several months working at a resort in Cancun, a little more than a stone’s throw from Cuba, the birthplace of the mojito. As we sat on the patio of Tavern on the Green on a steamy summer’s day, she insisted that we order a round of classic cocktails.
Tart, sweet, cold and refreshing, my first sip of the mojito lived up to everything my friend claimed. Muddled mint leaves and lime wedges gave it a wonderfully fresh flavor, and the shot of the rum eased me right into relaxed mode.
So, as soon I knew my friend would be coming for a visit a few weeks ago, I knew that mojitos had to be on the menu. I took all of the classic elements of a mojito – lime, mint, sweetener (agave or honey instead of sugar in this version), soda water and rum (let’s not forget the rum), then added a handful of fresh raspberries.
Suffice to say that I’ve found a clear winner in the summer cocktail category.
Other recipes with raspberries:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Raspberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pie
Cookin’ Canuck’s Kale Salad with Raspberries & Parmesan Crisps
Everyday Healthy Recipes’ Rooibos Raspberry Ice Lollies
Kristine’s Kitchen’s Very Berry Fruit Salad
The Healthy Hunter’s Peanut Butter & Raspberry Porridge
Raspberry Mojito Recipe
Raspberry Mojitos…Whip up this refreshing take on a classic cocktail in just 5 minutes! 150 calories and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
- 16 mint leaves
- 3/4 lime, cut into 6 wedges
- 16 raspberries
- 4 tsp agave nectar or honey
- 3 oz. white rum
- Soda water
- Divide the mint leaves and lime wedges between two tall glasses. Muddle with the end of a wooden spoon to release the juice from the limes and the oils from the mint leaves.
- Add 8 raspberries and 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey to each glass, and muddle again to combine.
- Full the glasses with ice, pour 1 ½ ounces of rum into each glass. Fill to the top with soda water.
- Stir to combine. Serve.
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