Raspberry Mojito

Summertime is fresh fruit and berry time and today’s Mojito is made from one of my favorite berries – the raspberry. I tried it several ways, including using mint and raspberry infused simple syrup, but the following recipe makes such a tasty and refreshing cocktail that I had to choose this one to post!

Raspberry Mojito
(serves 1)

8 fresh mint leaves
8 fresh raspberries
2 tsp turbinado (raw sugar)
Juice of 1  1/2 limes (about 3 tbsp.)
2 0z. white rum
Club Soda
Ice

Muddle the sugar and raspberries until pureed. Add mint leaves and gently muddle until the flavor is released. Add the lime, rum and ice and then fill to the top with club soda. Gently stir. Garnish with lime wheels, mint and a couple of raspberries.