This under five minute gin mojito recipe with fresh raspberries is a fun twist on a classic recipe. This gin version uses fresh mint leaves, dry gin, juicy raspberries and lime wedges. Perfect for any gin lover, or someone who just loves summer cocktails!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Fresh Flavors. This gin cocktail is full of fresh ingredients, including real raspberries and fresh lime juice, making it perfect for the warmer months or anytime of the year when you want to celebrate.
- Hassle Free. This mojito recipe is quick to make, taking under 5 minutes. Triple the recipe to make a big batch and grab your high ball glasses so you do not have to making a new one all night!
- A fun twist. A gin spin on a classic mojito recipe! While class rum mojitos use white rum, Adding your favorite gin changes the flavor of this cocktail, making it slightly less sweet.
INGREDIENT NOTES AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- Gin. Grab your favorite gin bottle to make this cocktail. I prefer to use a dry gin, such as Bombay or The Botanist. If you have any leftover gin, try my blood orange gin cocktail. If you prefer a lower alcohol cocktail, half the gin amount.
- Raspberries. Use fresh raspberries to provide the juiciest, sweet flavor. While I love the raspberry flavor, you can also use strawberries to make this a strawberry gin mojito! Also try my virgin mojito to provide a fun non alcoholic version!
- Club Soda. A splash of club soda is added to the top of this cocktail once you add ice. Use plain club soda, or you can also use plain seltzer.
- Lime Wedges. To provide the best fresh lime flavor, use lime wedges in this gin cocktail. Muddling the lime wedges will release the lime juice, allowing it to mix with the flavors of the drink. Pre-bottled lime juice does not provide as fresh as a flavor. You can also use lemon juice for even more of a twist!
- Fresh Mint Sprigs. Fresh mint is a must for this recipes! Dry mint will not work. You can find fresh mint in the produce department of your grocery store.
- Sugar. I use regular cane sugar in my mojitos, but you can also use simple syrup or a sugar alternative, such as monkfruit. If you want a lower sugar cocktail, you can omit entirely.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1 - Muddle the raspberries, mint + limes. Add the raspberries, mint, lime and sugar into a cocktail shaker or the bottom of a glass and muddle them using a cocktail muddler. If you do not have a muddler, you can use the handle of a wooden spoon. The best way to muddle is by gently pressing down and twisting the muddler at the same time about 6 to 7 times.
Step 2 - Add crushed ice. If you are making the cocktail in a shaker, pour it into a highball class. Add cubed or crushed iced into a highball or tall glass to the top.
Step 3 - Fill to rim with club soda. Add club soda to the top then garnish with extra lime wheel or wedges, raspberries or mint sprig.
This refreshing cocktail is best served fresh. The club soda will become flat and the ice will water it down. If you do need to store it, do not add the ice or soda water to ensure it has the best taste.
Yes! I love making this with pineapple, strawberries, blueberries. You can use any fruit that is juicy or fleshy!
Yes. This recipe is sweet with just the raspberries, so if you prefer to not add sugar, that is perfectly fine! Just remember, gin is less sweet than rum, so this gin version is not as sweet as a normal mojito.
A traditional mojito is made with a white or dark rum (not spiced!), but you can also use gin or vodka.
- Do not muddle too much! Gently muddle the fruit to release the juices, but do not pulverize the mint or fruit to ensure this gin mojito cocktail has the best flavor.
- Use fresh fruit. Fresh fruit will provide the best flavor for this classic cocktail. Pre-bottled juices or frozen fruit will not be as refreshing.
Refreshing Gin Mojito Recipe with Raspberries
- 2 tbsp fresh raspberries
- ½ lime sliced into wedges
- 4-6 fresh mint leaves
- 2 oz gin
- ½ tsp sugar or simple syrup
- .5 oz lemon juice optional
- 12 oz club soda
- Place raspberries, lime, sugar and mint into a glass and muddle using a cocktail muddler (see notes). To muddle, gently press down and twist the muddler at the same time about 6 to 7 times.
- Add gin (and optional lemon juice) and stir.
- Fill your highball glass to the rim with ice.
- Fill glass to the top with club soda and stir again. Cheers. Option to add mint, lime or raspberry garnish.