Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos

Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos - a delicious combination of fresh fruit and mint, this cocktail is summertime in a glass!

Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I don't know about you but one of my favorite times of the week is Tipsy Tuesday. I love being able to share the drink my son Seth comes up with each weekend. A few times we have gotten into the drink (OK, OK, we drank too much of the drinks) and forgotten to take photo's, but I am much better about that now. Work first, play later Bobbi!

He has been wanting to try and make drinks that utilize the seasonal produce (makes a foodie Mom so proud) so he was perusing the fresh fruit when we went shopping and came across the golden raspberries. He asked me if I had ever had them. I had and told him that I really liked them. He liked the idea of using them so that it would be "different" from a regular red raspberry. As you can see though, it still gives the drink a slight pink hue. 

He made a singular drink for a tester on Friday night so we could try it. Since we loved it he decided to go out and buy a large drink dispenser and surprise us on the 4th of July with a gallon and a half of Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos!! What a nice son right? 


We had not made plans for the 4th. The usual plan around here was to go to a neighbors house. They usually have 100+ people there because they live in the same inlet as the yacht club for their little town. So the fireworks seem like they are just for the party goers. It really is quite spectacular. But this year we himmed and hawwed and just couldn't seem to agree on what to do. As a foodie I just wanted to stay home and make a few things for my family. I knew that Seth and his girlfriend Heather would be here and that was enough for me. We were pleasantly surprised when Kevin's son Dylan and his girlfriend decided to stay home as well. We broke out the Mojitos, some baked buffalo chicken wings, and some fresh salmon sashimi. Then the horseshoe games started. Of course the boys started betting with each other. I was just happy if I scored some points!!


My son Seth with our "starter" table


Dinner consisted of 2-inch thick ribeye steaks, baked potatoes from the grill, and my Mom's creamy pea salad. It was hard to pry them away from the horseshoe pit but as soon as they saw those steaks on the grill I had their full attention! It's amazing how that works. Once the food was ready all you heard from the guys was a noise that resembled growling. It reminded me of a dog with a bone and knew there was no way I was going anywhere near those plates until they were done with their food! Then it was back to the  mojitos. Mmmm so good!!

Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh raspberries (reserve three for garnish)
  • 10 mint leaves (reserve a couple for garnish)
  • 1/2 of a lime cut into wedges or sliced
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup* (see cooks note)
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Lemon lime soda

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker add ice, 3 raspberries, 8 mint leaves, and the lime wedges or slices. With a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) crush the mint, raspberries, and limes to release their flavors. Next add your simple syrup, and white rum. Place the cap on the shaker and shake well to combine. Pour into a glass full of ice and top off with the lemon lime soda. Give it a quick stir and garnish with the left over raspberries and mint.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: raspberry, mint, lime, rum, alcohol, cocktail, drink

*Cooks note - To make the simple syrup heat equal parts of sugar and water over medium-high heat. Heat just long enough for the sugar to dissolve completely but don't let it boil. Allow to cool. Leftover simple syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep about a month.



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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great shout-out. And I am definitely interested in that Raspberry Lime Mojitos....Gorgeous!

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    1. You are welcome Angie :) I wish we could all be sharing a mojito right now!

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  2. I live reading your writing Bobbi! Addictive, YES!!!! Thanks for the award! I'll try and respond as soon as I can!!!'n xoxo Bia Rich and Sweet

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    1. Thank you Bia :) no worries, enjoy your time away!!

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  3. Thanks so much!!!! Love it!!!

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  4. Those Sparkling Raspberry Lime Mojitos look wonderful! and thank you for the award!!!

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  5. Bobbi,

    You are the sweetest thing alive! I loved reading your story and find it inspirational.

    Thank you for your generosity in thinking about Syrup and Biscuits for The Addictive Blog Award. I'm humbled and will get to work on doing my part.

    Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits

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    1. Oh Jackie I am so glad you liked my story. I always get afraid I will ramble and ramble LOL

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  6. This award is so timely! I was just thinking my next post up and it was all about the foods I'm addicted to ... congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me. Your story is amazing Bobbi. I'm so proud of you for what you've come through and accomplished and so glad you are my friend :)

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    1. Thank you Ann, there was no way I could thinking of bloggers I admire without you being in that group!!!

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