This fun combo of sweet raspberries, tart citrus, and cool mint make for a killer Mojito Smash cocktail. Top it off with Brizo’s Spiked Seltzer and you’re all set. It’s fruity, it’s herb-forward, and it’s ideal for sippin’ on summer nights.
Rum cocktails are a great way to escape the season’s heatwave.
At first sip I’m immediately transported to a taste of vacation-mode… sitting on the beach somewhere and feeling undeniably relaxed. Isn’t it amazing how a cocktail can transport your spirit like that?
Aloha! I’m ready for my lei of flowers now.
With a variety of ways to highlight seasonal flavors, the possibilities of a smash cocktail are seriously endless. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to improvising with various ingredients, so let your imagination take the wheel. A “smash” basically means that the drink is seasonally flexible, muddled with herbs, and LOTS of ice. You can read all about its’ history on imbibe here.
I love the flavor in a traditional mojito recipe, so I make them quite often at home.
I’m always switching up the elements with seasonal fruit and citrus highlights; mojitos are a very forgiving cocktail, so I have a lot of fun with them. Psst: they’re SO EASY to make. I prefer to strain mine… avoiding that ‘muddled-mint-stuck-in-my-straw’ sort of situation. You know what I’m talking about here. 😉
The hubby and I have been enjoying Brizo’s line of craft spiked seltzers for a couple of months now. They’re great on their own or mixing with cocktails when you’re looking to add something fizzy. If you’d like to try a couple of our other swills, check out my Brizo Mules and Salty Dog Spritzers.
- ¼ cup Fresh Raspberries
- 4 Mint Leaves
- 1 Lime Wedge
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- 2 oz. Rum
- Brizo Raspberry Lemon Spiked Seltzer
- Fresh Mint + Lime Wheel, for garnish
- Add raspberries, mint leaves, lime wedge, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Carefully muddle and then add rum.
- Add ice to the shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a glass that's well filled with ice.
- Top with Brizo's Craft Spiked Seltzer and garnish with fresh mint and a lime wheel.
- Enjoy immediately. Cheers!
JESS’ RECIPE NOTES:
- Do not over muddle the mint, it will become an overpowering flavor and turn slightly bitter.
- Feel free to mix up your fruits according to what’s in season. We’ve tried this with peaches, strawberries, and even watermelon. All delicious.
- Not a rum fan (gasp!)? Swap this out with vodka or tequila to create a whole new smash concoction.