Cranberry Mojito {Boozy Days of Christmas}

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 your 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 regret 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. Cheers!!!

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.

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Cranberry Mojito

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.

Yield: 4 drinks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

In a medium sizes sauce pot add fresh cranberries, sugar and water. Add to medium heat and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes. You do not want the mixture to boil or the cranberries to burst. 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.

Once cranberry simple syrup is cool it's time to make the drink!

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

Note: This recipe will make about 1 cup simple syrup which is enough to make 4 drinks.

14 Responses to “Cranberry Mojito {Boozy Days of Christmas}”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 8, 2012 at 6:37 am

    This is so pretty!

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    Blog is the New Black — December 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I’ve been in love with mojitos since we honeymooned to Costa Rica in Sept. Love this festive version.

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — December 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I love it! Great combo. Perfect for the holidays… red and green!

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    Joanne — December 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve had a cranberry mojito before and it’s pretty much amazing in every way!

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    Emily — December 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    This is beautiful and so festive! Next year (when I’m not prego) this will be my signature Christmas cocktail!

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    Nicole (MyLoveForCooking) — December 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Love this! Mojitos are one of my favorites and this is a beauty you have here. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    Lori — December 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I made this for Christmas, and loved the festive colors! I misread the recipe though, and made way more simple syrup than I needed – not that having too many of these tasty drinks is a problem. πŸ™‚

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    Rhonda — November 26, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    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

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 16th, 2016 @ 11:00 am

      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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    Lyn Maxwell — December 8, 2015 at 7:50 am

    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

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 16th, 2016 @ 10:59 am

      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?

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    Eden Passante — November 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm

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

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