Christmas Cranberry & Basil Mojito

Curse you rainy winter weather! Can you believe I only managed to get one picture of this cocktail? And not one beautiful picture at that – one picture of the top of a glass taken on the table outside that’s covered in rain drops. Not because I’m lazy! I made a lovely set up on a fancy Christmas box with a pine cone and fluffy stocking in the background but the weather was just not agreeing with my camera. No matter which angle I adopted every single picture came out dull, dark and blurry. This was the only usable one.

So you’ll have to trust me on this and believe me when I say that this cocktail tastes great and looks fabulous! The drink itself is colored red and the green of the limes and mint leaves make it perfect to serve during the festive season.

Christmas Cranberry & Basil Mojito
Servings: 1 serving
  • 2 oz cranberry liqueur
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 lime
  • 5 leaves mint
  • 5 leaves basil
  • 5 cranberries
  • soda water
  • ice
  1. Place the mint and basil leaves in the bottom of the glass and bash with a spoon.
  2. Drop a couple of ice cubes into the glass and pour over the cranberry liqueur and rum.
  3. Top the glass with soda water and add the cranberries.

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  1. This recipe looks great and so does your picture!! What a refreshing winter cocktail! I saw your post on Must Try Monday.

  2. Nicky,
    This looks so good. I’ve never made a cranberry mojito before, I will need to try this in the next few weeks. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s

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