Raspberry “Vojito”

It’s Friday and you know what that means?  Happy hour!

Happy hour B.C. (before children) typically occurred in a restaurant, but just because we have kids that want to spend their Friday afternoons running around the backyard doesn’t mean that these two parents can’t enjoy a little happy hour fun right?

The hubs and I have recently been playing around with some fun cocktail recipes.  We love a good mojito and we also really like cocktails made with vodka.  Aparently when the two get married a “vojito” is born!

So we did a little experimenting and came up with this super yummy, perfect for summer raspberry vojito with a twist.  Who says you have to use rum when mixing up a mojito?  Not us!

raspberry vojito cocktail

This is going to be the perfect drink to mix up this summer!

This recipe makes 4 vojitos.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 4 oz. of raspberries
  • vodka
  • sweetened lime juice or lime juice
  • mint
  • tonic water, soda water, or sprite
Raspberry simple syrup:

The first step is to make a raspberry simple syrup.  It is really easy.

Just combine the sugar, water, and raspberries in a small saucepan and bring just under a boil.  Turn to low and simmer until slightly thick, about 5 minutes.

Strain into a glass bowl to remove the seeds and let it cool before making your cocktail.

Raspberry Mojito Recipe with vodka in place of rum

Mixing your Raspberry “Vojito”:

In a shaker, gently press the leaves of a bunch of mint using the back of a spoon.  You want to press enough to release the oils, but not too much or you’ll make your drink bitter.

Add the simple syrup, and 1 part lime juice (use sweetened lime juice if you like your drinks sweeter,)  and shake to infuse the mint with the syrup.

Fill the shaker with ice and 4 parts vodka.  Shake for about 30 seconds.

Fill each glass (4 glasses) 1/2 way with your mixture and top with tonic water, soda water, or sprite.

* We liked ours with sweetened lime juice and tonic water.  It made it not too sweet and just a little bit dry.  If you like sweet drinks, go with sprite, and soda water would be a neutral.  Work with what you have on hand.

raspberry mojito recipe

Garnish with a slice of lime and a few mint leaves. Sip and be happy!how to make a raspberry mojito

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Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

7 thoughts on “Raspberry “Vojito”

  1. Uncle Ted and Aunt Joycie says:

    Outstanding. Great taste on a warm evening around the outside table.

    1. You are welcome any time!

  2. Ooh, YUM. Anything that is mojito-based is instantly my best friend. Can’t wait to try this!

    1. I’m a sucker for a mojito too Erica! Hope you are doing fantastic!

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