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This cranberry mojito is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. Full of fresh cranberry simple syrup, fresh mint, lime, and just a touch of rum.

Cranberry mojito in a glass.

The thing I love most about this drink is the color.

Seriously. Let’s take a look at this drink. It’s pretty freaking gorgeous.

Plus it combines cranberry and mint. It’s a big giant glass of cold delicious Christmas spirit.

See what I did there?

Now, as always you should drink in moderation.

Unless you have a designated driver. Then you can drink it up!

Well, you should stop drinking when you cannot feel your teeth anymore.

It’s a great natural way of your body telling you “hey you, stop drinking or you will totally regret it tomorrow.”

I don’t want anyone waking up and regretting drinking this the night before.

I want them to wake up, think lovingly of their night before, and then figure out when it’s a socially acceptable time of the day to make another one.


Cranberry mojito ingredients on a board.
Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito

Yield: 4 drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This cranberry mojito is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. Full of fresh cranberry simple syrup, fresh mint, lime, and just a touch of rum.


For cranberry simple syrup:

  • 8 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

For each drink:

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry simple syrup
  • 2 ounces rum
  • Seltzer water


For cranberry simple syrup:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepot add fresh cranberries, sugar, and water.
  2. Add to medium heat and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes. You do not want the mixture to boil or the cranberries to burst.
  3. After all, the sugar is incorporated and the mixture takes on a pink hue, take it off the burner and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Once cranberry simple syrup is cool it's time to make the drink! You should have about 1 cup of simple syrup.

For each drink:

  1. In a tall glass add mint leaves and lime juice.
  2. Muddle slightly to release the mint flavor.
  3. Fill glass with ice and add in 2 ounces cranberry simple syrup and 2 ounces rum.
  4. Top with seltzer water and add some fresh cranberries for garnish.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 99gFiber: 5gSugar: 90gProtein: 1g

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Eden Passante

Monday 28th of November 2016

What a perfect drink to incorporate during the holidays! Love this recipe!

Lyn Maxwell

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

I live in Australia and it is not easy to get fresh cranberries, can I use dried cranberries as there are no other alternatives?. Thank You, Lyn xx


Saturday 16th of January 2016

I'm so sorry I'm just now getting back to you! I have never tried using dried cranberries but I feel like the taste might not be right. The fresh cranberries have a different taste than dried. Can you find fresh cranberries that are frozen in Australia?


Thursday 26th of November 2015

Not sure about ratios on this one -- 2 ounces of rum for a pitcher? or per drink? If the later is the case, then there is too much sugar. I wanted to make a pitcher before folks arrive......hmmm


Saturday 16th of January 2016

Hi Rhonda! I'm not sure if you got my original reply but I re-wrote the recipe to be more clear. Thanks!

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