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!
Cranberry-Lime simple syrup (see below)
fresh mint leaves
club soda (not pictured)
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!
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.
Success!!! Bonus points if you have cute tiki glasses, am I right? (We found ours here and here.)
Love the look of your cranberry mojito! I don’t drink, but so want to try this anyway! Great job with the photos!
These mojito’s look amazing!
Abigail Alice x
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.
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!
Can someone come to my house and make this for me!
These glasses are so fun and this beverage sounds so amazing!
Such a yummy recipe! I need one right now x
This looks beyond good and delicious, I have to try the recipe!
Oh my gosh- thank you so much Alyssa!!!
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!