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Author Notes: While I do enjoy the flavors in traditional mojitos, I love to make this version when our raspberry bushes are bursting with berries. This is a great drink recipe if you're trying to eat a bit "cleaner," but still enjoy a little booze. It's also very adaptable - feel free to adjust the amounts to suit your taste. —sparkplug
Mint-Infused Honey Syrup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 3-5 sprigs of fresh mint
- Combine the honey and water in a saucepan over low heat until the honey dissolves.
- Remove from the heat, add the mint springs, and allow to rest for 1 hour.
- Remove the mint sprigs. The syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
- 1 cup raspberries
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 shots mint-infused honey syrup
- 3 shots light rum
- 2 shots fresh lime juice
- sparkling mineral water
- ice cubes
- Puree the raspberries and water with an immersion blender.
- Put the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
- Add the syrup, rum, and lime juice.
- Divide between 2 glasses, add ice, and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with lime wedges, raspberries, and mint leaves if desired.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Berry Recipe
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