Who Wants a Cranberry Mojito?

OMG Cranberry Mojitos!It’s become a tradition around here to make a new cranberry cocktail every Friendsgiving. I love the challenge! In the past we’ve had Cranberry Mimosas, Cranberry Orange Margaritas and Cranberry Jello Shots. This year I decided to do a twist on my first-love cocktail, the mojito. Oh—mojitos and I go way back. BFFs for life! We’ve also teamed back up with the Cranberry Marketing Committee for this delicious recipe in honor of Friendsgiving. The Cranberry Marketing Committee helps promote cranberries, America’s Original Superfruit, and they’re hosting their Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest again with even more chances to win this year! More details on the contest are below.

OMG Cranberry Mojitos! Needed:
Cranberry-Lime simple syrup (see below)
light rum
fresh mint leaves
fresh lime
fresh cranberries
club soda (not pictured)

OMG Cranberry Mojitos! OMG Cranberry Mojitos! To make the syrup: combine a handful of fresh cranberries, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup cranberry juice in a pot. You can double the recipe if you have a large group. Then just stir on low heat until the sugar has dissolved completely. Right before you take it off the heat, add the juice of 1 whole lime. Let it cool and keep it in an airtight container. If you refrigerate it, it can last about 1-2 weeks, but every time I make it, it’s for a party and it’s gone quick!

OMG Cranberry Mojitos! Cranberry Mojito, serves one

In the bottom of a tall glass, muddle a few fresh mint leaves. Combine 1.5 ounces cranberry-lime syrup, 1.5 ounces light rum and 1 ounce lime juice. Add ice. Top off with club soda and stir to mix.

Garnish with a stick of fresh cranberries, fresh mint leaves and maybe an umbrella?

Note: If you’re a fan of super sweet cocktails, double the syrup. This recipe is lightly sweet.

OMG Cranberry Mojitos! Success!!! Bonus points if you have cute tiki glasses, am I right? (We found ours here and here.)

OMG Cranberry Mojitos! Cheers, you guys!!! Hope you enjoy your cranberry mojitos! If you make this or any of our other cranberry recipes this Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving, don’t forget to tag them on Instagram #ABMhappyhour so we can see!! And enter them in the contest below for a chance to win!

Contest Details:

This year, the Cranberry Marketing Committee is giving away $4,000 in total prizes to 8 winners. So there are lots of chances to win! Full details on the contest can be found here.

How to Enter: Hashtag your favorite cranberry photo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram with #FriendsgivingCranberryContest, and then upload the picture to their contest site, linked here!

The contest runs until December 19th, 2016, and the winner will be contacted shortly after. Good luck! xx -Elsie

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. 

  • Love the look of your cranberry mojito! I don’t drink, but so want to try this anyway! Great job with the photos!

  • Emma and I both voted for Hillary Clinton. We don’t want to use our blog to talk about politics as that’s not the purpose of what we do here, but we don’t mind sharing at all (and we both shared this on IG).

    I will say that since this election was so split there’s really no way to categorize the normal American. Both republicans and democrats (and everything in between) represent a huge part of our population.

    xx! Elsie

  • Great recipe, definitely gonna make this one! I know you might don’t want to answer on this one, but I’m really curious how you see the USA elections. Have you voted and if yes, for what candidate? I know it may seem irrelevant for you, but for us European readers, you’re representing a ‘normal American’ and it would be really interesting to hear you opinions! I really hope you will answer, I love your blog!

  • This looks beyond good and delicious, I have to try the recipe!

  • I look forward to your cranberry cocktails every year to have with my family while we cook Thanksgiving dishes, this one is no exception!

  • What a refreshing and awesome seasonal take on an already delicious drink! This is definitely something we will be trying soon!!

  • These look so tasty! And fairly quick to whip up for a nice cocktail!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • This looks delicious and not that difficult to make, defo gonna have a go! Lovely post!

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