Independence Day Mojito is not the easiest mojito recipe, but mixed with juicy watermelon and raspberries from your own personal garden, it’s impossible to resist. This recipe is perfect for summer and for your 4th of July celebration. Shellback Rum’s fun recipe is a fruity take on the mojito, one that highlights the best fruit flavors of the summer season. In this recipe, the mint and the fruits are muddled together to extract their sweet juices, which combine well with the crisp, refreshing herb. The rest of the cocktail is exactly as it is in the original: In this beverage, rum is combined with lime, syrup, and soda. It’s unique, but not too much different from other meals, and is sure to be a hit with guests.
It might be nice to try an aged or spiced rum to give the drink more depth of flavor. You can also use other lightly flavored sodas instead of club soda. The combination of citrus soda and ginger ale produces a sweeter drink that is equally refreshing. The flavors of the fruit could even be emphasized if you prefer a slightly flavored sparkling water, like La Croix. If you prefer, you can use other seasonal fruit. You can use blueberries or strawberries, or you can choose melon like cantaloupe or honeydew.
You should slap the mint leaves between your palms and tear them slightly before muddling them to get the most flavor out of them. Alternatively, it is possible to use frozen raspberries if fresh fruit is not available-about 14 cup will do. It is important to let them thaw a little so they can be mashed. Since there are so many fresh fruits in this mojito, fresh lime juice will be the best addition. You should be able to squeeze half a lime directly into the shaker to make 1/2 ounce for this recipe.