Cranberry Mojitos

It’s been too long since I have featured a cocktail on Bourbon and Brown Sugar… and I have a fantastic one to share today.  My husband loves a good mojito… he’s ordered them all over the world (and contends his fave – and mine, come to think of it – was a particularly potent and minty one served in Bogotá… in a large wooden bowl. With a straw.)

I’m not going to start serving cocktails in bowls here at House Morell, but I do love this twist on the classic my friend Shannon mixed up for Thanksgiving a few years ago, and I’ve wanted to re-create ever since.   Cranberry syrup gives a the refreshing minty cocktail a tart fall flavor.

I’m bringing this cocktail to an online gathering called “Fiesta Friday” today.  I’ve participated in this link party for months… it’s a wonderful community of bloggers from all over the world hosted by Angie at the Novice Gardener.  I’m a huge fan of this friendly, encouraging, and welcoming group… as everyone takes the time to read and comment on each other’s posts.  I’ve been long-overdue in hosting, so this weekend, I’ll be co-hosting with Michelle. (Thanks Michelle!)

It’s great fun, and joining Fiesta Friday is a wonderful way to gain exposure and views and meet blogger friends.  Join the party! Please be sure to link you post to the Novice Gardener, as well as our blogs so that we’ll get a pingback.  Tag your posts with “Fiesta Friday” as well, so that it’s easy for others to find you.

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Oh, and enjoy the mojito and your next holiday gathering…

Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Simply Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Place the cranberries, water and sugars in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer until the cranberries are falling apart, about 15 minutes.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.  Discard the solids and refrigerate the syrup into a container for up to two weeks.

For each Mojito

  • crushed ice
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • club soda or seltzer water
  • fresh mint sprigs and lime slices to garnish

 

Muddle the mint leaves, cranberry simple syrup and lime juice against the sides of a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes and rum.  Cover and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.  Strain into a 10-oz glass filled with crushed ice.  Top with the club soda or seltzer water and garnish with mint leaves and/or lime slices.

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17 Responses to "Cranberry Mojitos"
  1. Cranberry mojitos, here I come! Makes me want to party looking at this drink!! Wish I didn’t have to go to work. It should be illegal to make us work on Fridays! We should start a petition! I’m leaving the fiesta in your hands, MB. I gotta get to work, sigh….

  2. I love Mojitos! Look forward to trying your Cranberry Mojito! Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂 Anugya

  3. Thanks MB for corralling all of us partiers this week! You may want a couple of these! My hubby always loves Mojitos too. He claims his is best which I tend to agree. We are definitely going to have to try this twist though.

  4. Ah, cranberries… gootta love them this time of year! Happy FF!!

  5. Nancy says:

    Thanks for taking on the co-hosting duties at this week’s fiesta, MB. And thanks for greeting all of the revelers with this delicious looking cocktail! Sounds fabulous and so seasonally appropriate…yummy!

  6. Hey co-host 😀 I love what you’re bringing to the party this week! For the longest time I was convinced I wouldn’t like mojitos because I don’t like fresh mint, but I finally tried one and fell in love (I have since made mojito versions of cupcakes and cookies, naturally haha)! This holiday take on a mojito looks super yummy, I’m definitely going to sip on a few of these while I’m browsing the party!

  7. chefjulianna says:

    Slurp! These sound like the perfect holiday twist on a great classic! Thanks so much for bringing something so intoxicatingly delicious to FF and a huge thanks for co-hosting us! 😀

  8. Really, those are such wonderful drinks. Festive and delicious, I have to make this I bet I could use my leftover cranberry sauce.

  9. ha ha Just what I need! I just got back from vacationing in Cancun and could not have enough of the mojitos! Gr8! Now I can make my own and the cranberry makes it look so pretty too! 🙂

  10. Anytime you bring a drink to the party, you can count me in. 🙂 This sounds delicious, and I like the way your husband thinks. I need to travel the world and taste test all the (insert drink of choice here). 🙂

  11. Ginger says:

    They look fantastic – you can’t get much more Christmassy than that 😉 I’ll have to give them a try, all I need are some cranberries now …
    Thanks for co-hosting Fiesta Friday, it’s such a wonderful mix this week!
    Ginger x

  12. I love the way these cocktails look!! We love a good Mojito too. Defintiely trying the Cranberry version next time! 🙂

  13. Superb Cranberry Mojitos 🙂 Thank you for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday!

  14. Friends make mojitos but it is a cocktail I have never made (yet). I love your cranberry version 🙂

  15. Looks nectarous…..

  16. Mary says:

    Yum-a-rino! What’s wrong with a cocktail in a bowl! Can’t wait to try!

  17. Now here is drink that reflects the season and is actually easy to make and I can afford the ingredients. Thank you!

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