Raspberry Basil Mojitos & Cocktail Contest!

Raspberry Mojito

This vibrant Raspberry Mojito with Basil makes a Pitcher of Mojitos that is sure to be the life of the party! It’s the best mojito recipe I’ve tasted, by far. Plus don’t miss this exciting spring contest with fabulous prizes.

Berry season is right around the corner. The flowers are in bloom. It’s time to shake up a refreshing beverage and kickback on the deck, soaking up the sun.

I’ve mentioned before, I’m not much of a drinker. But if there was ever a cocktail I crave, it’s a mojito! Light, fizzing, limey sweetness with a punch of fresh herbs. I can’t think of a better drink to sip in the spring.

Pitcher of Mojitos

A pitcher of mojitos, a few seasonal snacks, and you have a party in the making.

This particular batch is the BEST mojito recipe I’ve come up with. Subbing fresh basil leaves for the traditional mint, and the punch of raspberry flavor from Chambord, makes a killer Raspberry Mojito. The raspberry flavor accentuates the limey essence, but does not overpower it. Then the sweet basil leaves offer a refreshing earthy note that balances the acidity of the limes.

How to Make Mojitos

This past weekend we had friends over to taste-test this recipe. It was unanimously agreed that these Raspberry Mojitos are special. Dangerously special.

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So much so, that I’ve changed my original by-the-glass recipe to make a whole pitcher of mojitos.

Raspberry Mojitos are my new favorite thing. Watch out, they might be your new favorite thing as well!

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Pitcher of Mojitos ~ Raspberry Mojito

Ingredients:

1 cup simple syrup ( 3/4 cup sugar + 3/4 cup water, heated to dissolve)
1/2 cup torn basil leaves
1 cup FRESH key lime juice (use regular limes for slightly less acidity)
2 cups white rum
1/4 cup Chambord (raspberry liquor)
1 liter club soda
ice
fresh raspberries and lime slices to garnish

Directions:

Pour the cooled simple syrup in a large pitcher and add the torn basil leaves. Use a large spoon/ladle to muddle the basil leaves so they release their flavor--beat them up pretty well.

Add the lime juice, rum and Chambord. Stir.

Add the club soda, stir, and top with ice if the pitcher allows.

To serve: Garnish each glass with fresh berries and lime slices. Serve over ice or chilled without ice.

Basil Mojitos

I’m excited to announce a fun Spring Cocktail Contest, starting today and running through the end of April. This is your chance to share your favorite beverage recipe right here on A Spicy Perspective, and enter to win luxurious crystal glasses and cocktail-fame!

At the end of the month 2 winning beverages will be selected for:

The Best Spring Cocktail

The Best Spring Non-Alcoholic Beverage

Each winner will receive 4 Crystal Villeroy & Boch Modern Grace Martini Glasses as seen above ($100 value) + your recipe and photo will be featured on the Villeroy & Boch Blog this spring. (If you do not have photos available–no worries! I will make and shoot your cocktail for the V&B blog post.)

To Enter:

Link your Spring Beverage Recipe using the link tool below (then leave a comment with the beverage title.)

OR… Type your recipe in the comments below.

Each participant may enter up to four beverages. Winners will be selected April 30th.

GOOD LUCK and CHEERS!

CONTEST CLOSED. Winning Beverages are: Frozen Tart Cherrytini and Guava Hibiscus Soda!

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72 Responses to “Raspberry Basil Mojitos & Cocktail Contest!”

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    Kelly — April 23, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    Summer “Homemade” Sangria

    A deliciously refreshing cold glass of wine and fruit is perfect for a spring or summer day!!

    One bottle of red wine (I recommend a sweet red such as malbec or shriaz)
    2 cups ginger ale
    1 lemon, squeeze the lemon then chop up and add to mix
    1 apple, chopped
    1 orange, peeled and chopped
    Add any other fruits that you would like!

    Leave in fridge for a couple of hours so all the flavors can mix and ENJOY!

    Reply

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    Kristi Rimkus — April 26, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Friday can’t come soon enough for me to try this drink. I adore raspberries, so this will be a nice change from the classic mojito!

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    Patrycja — February 17, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

    Reply

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