I love entertaining and it’s great to be able to set up a signature drink for a get-together so that guests can create their own drinks and you can focus on the food or the mingling! So today I’m sharing my Sparkling Raspberry Mojito Recipe which is perfect for serving at a spring or summer brunch with friends!
Some couples are great at throwing a dinner party, but my husband and I are good at brunch! We love to host brunch on Sundays for friends. It’s the perfect excuse to get the house cleaned up, cook some delicious food, see some of our friends, and do some day drinking! We love to serve things like baked french toast casserole, parmesan hash brown muffins, puffins (pancake muffins), and the regular bacon and eggs.
Brunch usually starts with a drink in hand as our guests arrive and then we start cooking food on the stove and pulling food out of the oven. About 20-30 minutes later, all the food is out on the table and the feast begins. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach, and I usually pile my plate pretty high with french toast and bacon. A few more cocktails in, and we might be playing corn hole on the back lawn or helping ourselves to seconds or thirds of hash browns and (more) bacon.
And everyone usually has a drink in hand. What’s the saying? Brunch without alcohol is just a sad, late breakfast? So true. I like this Sparkling Raspberry Mojito because we’ve done the regular old mimosa, the pineapple mimosa, and the Bellini too many times. I was ready for more of a craft cocktail instead of popping open another bottle of champagne. And I got the idea for a raspberry mojito instead of a regular mojito when I picked up some Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water in the Raspberry flavor.
Everyone loved the Sparkling Raspberry Mojito and for this brunch, I served it with more of a Spanish flair for our food choices. If you would like to make a Raspberry Mojito for your next get-together, the recipe is below.
What’s your favorite cocktail to serve at a get-together with friends? Let me know in the comments!
- 6 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup raspberries, save a few for garnish
- 2 Tbsp water
- juice of half a lime
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1.5 ounces rum
- 1 cup Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water Raspberry Flavor
- lime and raspberries for garnish
- Muddle your mint to release the mint oils with the lime juice and sugar in your glass.
- Blend your 1/2 cup raspberries with 2 Tbsp of water, then press the juice through a fine sieve to separate from the seeds.
- Fill your cocktail shaker with ice, rum, and strained raspberry juice.
- Shake, shake, shake!
- Pour rum mixture into glass, top with the Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water.
- Garnish with 3 whole raspberries, a wedge of lime, and extra mint.