Lemon-Lime Raspberry Mojitos & Nielsen-Massey Giveaway

by Erin

Raise a toast to spring with this refreshing and fruity lemon-lime raspberry mojito. Perfect for brunch, grilling, or just sitting on your porch.

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It’s Thursday which means we’ve almost made it through another week and it’s time to gear up and finish the week strong. But first, let’s celebrate the little victory that is Thursday – Thirsty Thursday in fact. Raise a toast to Thursday and the return of warm, spring weather with a refreshing, fruity mojito featuring Nielsen-Massey extracts. Spring cocktails pop up all over the place this time of year with Mother’s Day brunches, outdoor dinner parties, and just sitting outside on the porch. And apparently this week I am all about adding raspberries to my beverages.

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While I do not have a porch at my current residence, I can still throw open the windows and appreciate the fresh breeze and sunshine that pours through while sipping on a lemon-lime raspberry mojito made with pure lemon extract and fresh mint, limes, and raspberries. You could swap out the limes for all lemon if you prefer but I wanted to combo of the two citrus flavors. For a mocktail version, substitute the rum with more club soda.

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Be sure to visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more product information and additional recipes. And don’t miss the giveaway widget located at the end of this post! Follow the prompts to enter to win a bottle of Nielsen-Massey pure lemon extract.

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Makes 1 large or two small mojitos



1 cup water

1 cup sugar

10 fresh mint leaves

1/2 tsp Nielsen-Massey pure lemon extract


6-8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

8 red raspberries

1/2 lime or lemon, cut into 4 wedges

2 fl oz. mint simple syrup, divided

2 fl oz. white rum

2 fl oz. club soda (or more depending on preference)


  1. For the simple syrup, add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes. (After using, store leftovers in air-tight container in the fridge.)
  2. In the bottom of a glass, place mint leaves, raspberries, 3 lime/lemon wedges and 1 ounce simple syrup. Crush with a muddler (or something blunt). Add ice to the glass and stir in remaining ounce of simple syrup and rum. Top off with club soda. Serve with an additional sprig of mint and lime/lemon wedge.

Source: Adapted from my Watermelon and Strawberry Mojitos.

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Disclosure: I was provided with complementary product from Nielsen-Massey but was not otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Holly E April 28, 2015 - 10:21 pm

I love Strawberry Thyme Cocktails.

Rosie April 28, 2015 - 4:17 pm

green apple martini!!!

Ashley C April 28, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Mojitos with fresh mint from my garden is my favorite drink :)


Carolsue April 26, 2015 - 6:04 am

I love strawberry Margaritas or Daiquiris — is that a summer cocktail? I love Mojitos also!

Madeline April 24, 2015 - 10:30 pm

Mojitos are actually my favorite summer cocktail!

keshakeke April 24, 2015 - 8:43 pm

I love a Tom Collins

Alison H. April 24, 2015 - 10:55 am

Mojitos are my favorite spring/summer cocktails…they really hit the spot!

itzia April 24, 2015 - 10:48 am

a margarita, of course.

Leslie April 24, 2015 - 9:29 am

I always go for the lemon drop martini.

Erin M. April 24, 2015 - 7:49 am

I love sangria! Red or white!

Susan April 23, 2015 - 8:43 pm

Difficult question. I’d have to say a glass of red wine – I really don’t drink cocktails.

Mary Ann Di Flaviano April 23, 2015 - 6:54 pm

Lemon is my favorite flavor for desserts or beverages. I like it better than chocolate. (Yes, I know I am weird.) Some times things don’t have enough lemon flavor for my taste.

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating April 23, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Oooh, I’d say a strawberry margarita or a strawberry mojito are my favorite Summer cocktails.

Alexandra robertson April 23, 2015 - 4:43 pm

I am growing mint in my mini herb garden so hopefully mojitos! Until then I have been channeling my grandma and rocking the white wine spritzer… A swert white barefoot sparkling wine mixed with la croix coconut sparkling water over ice…. Soo refreshing!!

Sara April 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

YUM a mojito sounds so perfect right now. But you can’t beat a frozen marg in the summer.

Katelin April 23, 2015 - 1:53 pm

An Arnie Palmie (sweet tea, lemonade & rum) is my go to summer drink! I will definitely be trying this mojito tho!

Heather April 23, 2015 - 1:35 pm

I must say, in the hot summer, nothing tastes better than some sweet tea! I’ll also take a frozen margarita!

Katalina @ Peas and Peonies April 23, 2015 - 12:19 pm

What a perfect mojito flavor, I would love to relax with one on the couch this weekend!

Terri/Love and Confections April 23, 2015 - 12:06 pm

I love Sangrias – you can make them with any fruit you have on hand!

MaryB April 23, 2015 - 12:05 pm

I love a mojito and will have to give this version a try. A Pimm’s cucumber Deluxe is pretty darn good, too.

CakePants April 23, 2015 - 11:23 am

Mmm…I could definitely use one of these mojitos! I got my mom a bottle of Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste for a stocking stuffer at Christmas, but I didn’t realize they have a lemon extract too!

georgianna April 23, 2015 - 9:50 am

I’m pretty easy to please. I just combine some sweet tea with firefly vodka and I’m good to go!

xtinaluvspink April 23, 2015 - 9:27 am

I usually opt for a vodka press, with flavored vodka. But a tasty mojito wouldn’t be turned down!


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