Cranberry Mojitos

cranberry mojito 2

I am not saying these two things are related, but my houseguests have been here for 3 days, and I mixed up a lot of cocktails last night. I originally found this pin on Pinterest, and I would like to thank the people at We Are Not Martha for one great drink.

I will be testing this holiday cocktail tonight.

Ingredients
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries (1 bag)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. water
  • lots of mint leaves
  • 5+ limes, squeezed
  • crushed ice
  • light rum
  • club soda

cranberry mojito simple syrup

Directions
  • Place cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Then lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for about 10 minutes before the berries start bursting. Remove from heat.
  • Once the berry mixture has cooled some, strain the cranberry syrup into a bowl and set the cranberries aside to use as garnish. If you prefer, you can keep the mixture in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight before straining (we couldn’t wait that long).
  • Put about 10 mint leaves and a tablespoon of lime juice in each glass. With the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler mash the mint.
  • Put crushed ice in each glass and pour 2 oz. (~2 shots) of the cranberry syrup and 2 oz. (~2 shots) of rum into each glass.
  • Top off each glass with soda water. Sprinkle some of the saved cranberries on top for garnish.

cranberry mojito close up

 *The original recipe made 2 cocktails (clearly not enough), so my simple syrup recipe above has been altered and makes 5-6 cocktails.
cranberry mojito empty
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