Raspberry Honey Mojito

By sparkplug
July 28, 2014
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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

Makes: 2

Ingredients

Mint-Infused Honey Syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-5 sprigs of fresh mint

Mojito

  • 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

Directions

Mint-Infused Honey Syrup

  1. Combine the honey and water in a saucepan over low heat until the honey dissolves.
  2. Remove from the heat, add the mint springs, and allow to rest for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the mint sprigs. The syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Mojito

  1. Puree the raspberries and water with an immersion blender.
  2. Put the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
  3. Add the syrup, rum, and lime juice.
  4. Divide between 2 glasses, add ice, and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with lime wedges, raspberries, and mint leaves if desired.

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