Raspberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Raspberry Mojito is a fruity twist on the classic Mojito, which originated in Cuba. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for those who love the combination of sweet and sour flavors. It's a popular choice for summer parties and gatherings, as well as for those who appreciate the vibrant color and taste of raspberries.

  • The Mojito is said to have been a favorite of author Ernest Hemingway.
  • The Raspberry Mojito is a modern variation, gaining popularity in the 21st century.
  • It's a great choice for those who enjoy fruity cocktails and want to try something different from the classic Mojito.

How Raspberry Mojito Tastes?

The Raspberry Mojito has a delightful balance of sweet, tart, and refreshing flavors. The raspberries add a fruity sweetness, while the lime and mint provide a zesty, cooling sensation. The rum adds a subtle warmth and depth to the drink.

Interesting facts about Raspberry Mojito

  • The Raspberry Mojito is a versatile cocktail that can be made with fresh or frozen raspberries.
  • This cocktail is often served in a highball glass, allowing for plenty of ice and garnish to enhance the visual appeal.
  • The Raspberry Mojito is a popular choice for summer parties and gatherings, as it is both refreshing and visually striking.


White Rum

White rum is the spirit base of this cocktail, giving it an alcohol kick and a slightly sweet, clean flavor that doesn't overpower the other ingredients. Choosing a quality rum is key—pick a bad one and you might end up feeling like you're sipping on cleaning solvent! Use more and you'll be walking the plank; use less and why bother setting sail?

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Fresh Raspberries

These little red gems are not just for garnish—they're the heart of this berry twist on a classic mojito. They lend a tart and sweet flavor that makes the drink playful and summery. Take them out and you'll just have a mojito feeling lonely without its berry friends. Swap them for strawberries for a different berry vibe.

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The lime is the acidic backbone of this concoction, balancing the sweetness of the sugar and raspberries. No lime, no harmony—imagine a band without a drummer! You can try other citrus fruits like lemon for a twist, but it'll change the perky lime lead to a different tune.

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Mint Leaves

Mint is the cool breath of freshness in this drink, infusing each sip with a clean, crisp flavor that mojitos are known for. Without it, the drink loses its signature edge—like a suit without the tie. You could experiment with basil for an herbal change-up, though.

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Sure, we could just rely on the raspberries' sweetness, but sugar makes sure the drink is balanced rather than making a sour face. Too much sugar and you're in candy land; too little and it's pucker up time! If you're feeling rebellious, try a flavored simple syrup for some extra zing.

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Club Soda

This mixer adds the fizz that makes the mojito as refreshing as a cool breeze on a hot beach. No soda, no sparkle—it's like a party without music. Go for tonic water if you want a bit more bite, or ginger beer for a kick.

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The unsung hero. Ice chills the drink to perfection, and also dilutes it slightly for optimal drinking pleasure. No ice and you're better off chewing on the mint leaves while daydreaming about a cool drink.

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Recipe. How to make Raspberry Mojito Drink

  1. In a highball glass, muddle the raspberries, lime wedges, mint leaves, and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved and the raspberries are broken down.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour the white rum over the ice.
  4. Top with club soda and gently stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with additional raspberries, a lime wedge, and a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh, ripe raspberries for the best flavor.
  • Gently muddle the mint leaves to release their flavor without breaking them apart.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, try adding a splash of raspberry liqueur.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Small Plates

  • Ceviche: The zesty lime and mint in the Raspberry Mojito complement the citrus-marinated seafood beautifully.
  • Cheese Platter: Specifically fresh cheeses like mozzarella and goat cheese; the berry and citrus notes can cut through the creaminess.
  • Bruschetta: The freshness of tomato and basil on crunchy bread pairs well with the mint and raspberry in the cocktail.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken or Fish: Light proteins with a herby or citrus marinade work well with the refreshing qualities of a Raspberry Mojito.
  • Salads: Especially those with vinaigrette dressings or fruit elements, which will resonate with the cocktail's fruity and tangy flavors.


  • Lemon Tart: The sourness of the lemon complements the sweet, tangy raspberries.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: The fruits will marry nicely with the cocktail's berry profile.


  • Sparkling Water: For those who want to stay sober but still enjoy a fizzy pairing.

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What you could change in Raspberry Mojito

  • You can replace the white rum with vodka for a Raspberry Vodka Mojito.
  • If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can use simple syrup instead of sugar.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the rum and add more club soda.

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Berry Mojito Fizz

Replace 2 oz of club soda with 2 oz of berry-flavored sparkling water. The result is a drink with an extra layer of berry flavor—like a fruit salad went on a beach vacation. The taste is fruitier, and it's a great way to impress guests who think they've seen all mojitos.

Spicy Raspberry Mojito

Add 1/2 teaspoon of finely grated fresh ginger to the muddle stage. This twist offers a zesty kick that'll play with your taste buds like a salsa dancer with moves. It's warm, it's spicy, and it's perfect for those who like a little adventure in their glass.

Raspberry Mojito Royale

Top the drink with a splash of champagne instead of club soda. This luxurious take turns your mojito into a celebration in a glass. It's a bit drier, more sophisticated, and perfect for special occasions where a regular mojito just won't do!

In case you forgot basics how to make Raspberry Mojito

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Raspberry Mojito

What type of rum is best for a Raspberry Mojito?

A light and smooth white rum is recommended for a Raspberry Mojito – it adds that warm hint without overpowering the fresh and fruity flavors of raspberry and mint.

Can I use other types of berries in the Raspberry Mojito?

Yes, you can. Blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries are all excellent alternatives to raspberries and will give a unique twist to the classic Raspberry Mojito.

How many Raspberry Mojitos can I make with a bottle of rum?

A typical 750 ml bottle of rum should make about 16 Raspberry Mojitos, assuming a serving of 2 oz of rum per cocktail.

What kind of muddler should I use?

A wooden muddler is often recommended as it won't tear the mint leaves, and you can use it to evenly distribute the ingredients.

Is there a way to make a Raspberry Mojito pitcher?

Yes, you can definitely create a pitcher of Raspberry Mojito. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need.

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