Summer is almost here which means it's the perfect time for a cocktail! This gluten-free raspberry mojito uses fresh berries, mint, and gluten-free rum for a refreshing drink.
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Have you ever had a mojito?
It's not a cocktail that's usually on my radar. But a few summers ago, Dylan saw the mint growing on our balcony and opted to make them. I wasn't convinced until he kicked it up a notch (a la Emeril Lagasse) with muddled raspberries.
Mojitos are a Cuban cocktail that are very popular in the summer months. The drink uses citrus, mint, and soda for an aromatic and refreshing combination. And with the addition of juicy, tart raspberries, it makes mojitos taste even better!
What you'll need for this gluten-free mojito:
-white rum (Bacardi is gluten-free. See this list from Beyond Celiac for other gluten-free rums & alcohol brands.)
-fresh mint leaves
Optional, but helpful:
-I bought Dylan this cocktail shaker set for his birthday last year. It's got all the gadgets and tools to make you feel like a fancy mixologist, including a muddler, which comes in handy for this cocktail.
What is a muddler?
A muddler is a bartender's tool used to smash and mix herbs, spices, and fruits to release their flavors for cocktails. It's similar to a pestle of a mortar & pestle.
You can substitute other berries here rather than raspberries, but I prefer raspberries the best. Blackberries and blueberries would also work great! Like all of my recipes here, feel free to customize this drink to your preferences.
Here's how to make a gluten-free raspberry mojito!
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- 5 raspberries
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 1-2 tablespoons of white sugar (to taste)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 ½ fluid ounces gluten-free white rum, like Bacardi
- ½ cup club soda
Into a sturdy glass or a cocktail mixer, place the mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Use a muddler (or a fork, if you don't have one) to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Don't muddle too much - we want the oils and flavors to be released, not a mushy mess.
Next, add the raspberries, two more lime wedges, and the sugar. Muddle again to release the lime juice a few more times. Do not strain!
Fill the glass with lots of ice, almost to the top. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with club soda. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge on the side.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 324Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 39mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 9gSugar 26gProtein 4g
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Do you like mojitos?
What's your favorite gluten-free cocktail?
Let me know in the comments!