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Glasses of cranberry mojito on the table with fresh mint, limes and cranberries.

Cranberry Mojito

This cranberry mojito made with fresh cranberries is the perfect rum cranberry cocktail. Fresh lime is muddled with sugar and lime juice, then topped with a simple homemade cranberry syrup for the ultimate seasonal makeover.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas mojito, cranberry mojito, holiday cranberry cocktail, rum and cranberry juice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 2
Calories: 371kcal

Ingredients

Cranberry Syrup

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water

Cranberry Mojito

  • ¼ cup mojito mint leaves packed (about 20 minut leaves - 10 per glass)
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces prepared cranberry syrup
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • Optional: additional fresh cranberries lime and mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

Make the Cranberry Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar and water and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and cranberries begin to burst.
  • Use a spoon to mash the berries lightly to release their flavor and remove from heat. Set aside and cool to room temperature.

Assemble the Cocktails

  • In two tall cocktail glasses, divide the mint leaves evenly. (About 10 per glass)
  • Place two teaspoons of sugar in each glass and use a muddler to smash the mint leaves with the sugar about 5 times.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of lime juice in each glass.
  • Pour 2 ounces of cranberry syrup in each glass, adding a few smashed berries if desired.
  • Add 2 ounces of white rum to each glass.
  • Fill each glass to the top with ice and top with club soda.
  • Garnish with additional fresh or smashed cranberries, fresh lime and mint sprigs.
  • Serve with a straw or stir stick so your guests can stir before enjoying.

Notes

  • Use fresh or frozen cranberries, not dried or canned!
  • Use granular sugar to muddle the mint. It helps release the flavors and prevent bitterness.
  • Muddle the mint leaves in the glass your serving it in.
  • Mojitos are meant to be stirred, not shaken so don't mix your mojito in a shaker glass.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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