With the hot temperatures upon us, it is time to break out these mixed berry mojitos! Easily made family-friendly by omitting the rum!
Let me start off by saying mojitos have to be one of my favorite alcoholic beverages during the summer months. So cool and refreshing, the pitcher does not last the night! Even better, it is a drink that can easily be made family-friendly so I always make some for my daughter (by request!)
These mixed berry mojitos are a spin on my original mojitos recipe. We are all about the mojitos so adding in some extra flavoring is never a bad thing. Plus, I like all the chewy bits so this just made sense. Mr. TCW has stated he prefers the mixed berry mojitos over the original and I am okay with this. Change is good, especially when you tend to drink the same beverages throughout the summer.
Just want to mention a little tidbit. If you do not finish the pitcher, you will want to strain the mixed berry mojitos before storing for the night. We find the lime rinds let off a bitter flavor that is not too welcoming the next day. You have been warned! Mr. TCW is actually the one who keeps up on this (I admit, I am lazy!)
Mixed Berry Mojitos
A fun summer drink that is so easy to make! If you do not plan to drink it all in one sitting, be sure to strain it so the lime rinds don't make the beverage bitter.
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup white rum
- 1 bunch (30 grams) mint leaves, removed from stems
- 2 limes, sliced into wedges
- 3 cups club soda
- Note: Simple syrup is created by combining equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved completely (no need to boil!) Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. I usually do 1:1 ratio.
- Add limes and mint to a large pitcher. Using a muddler, crush limes until all juices have been released. Stir in syrup and muddle a bit more.
- Pour in club soda, rum, and berries. Mix until combined (you can muddle the berries a bit to break them down if desired.)
- Serve over ice in tall glasses!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 1g
So of course, after I praised my new camera in yesterday's one pan egg breakfast with veggies post, I totally had to exchange it that same day! Same model and all, but the camera and lens were constantly producing errors and it finally got to the point where the camera wouldn't turn on! My heart dropped a little seeing as this is one of the biggest purchases I have ever made, but thankfully Canon and the store I bought it from were SUPER amazing and swapped out the camera with no issues 🙂
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
Glad they swapped out the camera! - that has to be so nerve wracking!!! Love love love this recipe and the pretty photos! <3
Arrggg, my heart sank! I was so worried because I totally bailed on the extended warranty! Thanks all around, Jenn!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
Gosh I love these!!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
OMG KACEY. These mojitos are STUNNING. And I wish I had all the ingredients on hand because I'm fairly positive I need one in my life, even though it's 9:38 a.m. here right now. 😉
Seriously. What a fantastic take on the classic mojito. I'm gonna venture to say I'll agree with your hubby that these are better. Because fruit makes all kinds of drinks better for the summer! Cheers!
Woohoo!! Thanks, Erin! I am always short on some sort of ingredient, too. And don't worry, drinking around 9am is not frowned upon here 😉
Amanda | The Chunky Chef
That has to be the prettiest pitcher of mojitos I've ever seen!!
Yay! You are the best, Amanda!
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
These mojitos sound so refreshing, can't wait to try them!
You will not be disappointed 🙂
Cathy @ Noble Pig
So refreshing for the dawg days of summer.
So true, Cathy!
I love how refreshing this mojito looks, Kacey! I will definitely have to try this!
Thanks, Angie! I can definitely say they are refreshing considering how many pitchers I have had recently 😉