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Festive Cranberry Mojitos

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These cranberry mojitos combine tangy cranberry syrup, fresh mint, and white rum to create an unforgettable Fall cocktail!

Yesterday, we shared a cranberry simple syrup made with fresh cranberries, water, and sugar.

Today, we’re putting that syrup to use with our new cranberry mojitos recipe.

As you might have guessed, it’s a classic mojito with a cranberry twist!

Two cranberry mojitos garnished with mint and cranberries.
Who would’ve thought tart cranberries and mint would make such a tasty drink?

Classic mojitos are one of my favorite drinks. The combination of lime, rum, sugar, and mint makes an amazing cocktail.

When cranberries are added to the mix, you end up with a tart and tangy beverage that’s perfect for Fall dinner parties.

So, shall we get started?

An up-close view of the finished cocktails.
We added cranberry juice to the cocktail to make it a little sweeter.

How to make Cranberry Mojitos:

First, go ahead and juice the lime(s). I recommend using fresh lime juice.

If you use a concentrate, the drink will be bitter. After that, add the sugar and mint to the shaker.

Lime juice being poured into a shaker.
Fresh lime juice is always the best choice. Concentrates are too tart.

Next, use your muddling tool to bruise the mint, releasing the natural oils. Now, add a handful of ice to the shaker.

Simple syrup being poured into the shaker.
If you don’t have a shaker, you can always stir the cocktail.

Then, pour in the lime juice, simple syrup, cranberry juice, white rum, and club soda.

Place the lid on the shaker and gently shake the beverage to combine everything.

Cranberry syrup being added to the shaker.
We provided a link to our cranberry syrup at the top of the post.

Last, pour the cocktail into glasses (with ice) and garnish the drinks with more mint.

That’s it, your cranberry mojitos are done! Kim and I hope you enjoy them and wish you all the best 🙂

Top-down view of the finished cocktails with mint.
Kim and I love these metal straws. Best of all, they’re dishwasher safe.

Recipe Tips and FAQ’s:

  • For a virgin cranberry mojito, simply leave out the white rum.
  • The cranberry juice is optional. However, we added it to increase the sweetness of the drink and to add even more cranberry flavor.
  • The cocktail is naturally tart. But, you can add more simple syrup to the drink to make it sweeter.

Is a mojito a girly drink?

Who cares, it’s delicious. Honestly, if you’re asking that question, then I doubt you’re old enough or mature enough to be consuming alcohol. Grow up and learn to enjoy mixed drinks (in moderation), regardless of immature labels.

Is a mojito a rum or vodka?

A mojito is a mixed drink made with white rum, lime juice, fresh mint, sugar, and carbonated or soda water (to top it off).

What alcohol is best for mojitos?

We recommend a middle shelf white or coconut rum. Brands like Bacardi, Captain Morgan, and Malibu make great options for mojitos.

Cranberry cocktails served in collins' glasses.
A tropical drink loaded with Fall flavors? Sign me up for that!
Cranberry cocktails served in collins' glasses.

Cranberry Mojitos

Yield: 16-Ounces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These cranberry mojitos combine tangy cranberry syrup, fresh mint, and white rum to create an unforgettable Fall cocktail!


  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 16 Small Mint Leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice, (freshly squeezed)
  • 6 Ounces Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • 4 Ounces Cranberry Juice, optional (will add to the cranberry flavor)
  • 4 Ounces White Rum
  • 2 Ounces Club Soda


Place sugar and mint leaves to a drink shaker. Use a muddler to bruise the mint leaves, and combine with sugar.

Add the ice, lime juice, simple syrup, cranberry juice (if using), white rum, and club soda. Close the lid, and shake gently to combine.

Strain the mojito into ice filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, lime, and fresh cranberries.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 8 ounces of the cranberry mojitos. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 553Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 9gSugar: 91gProtein: 4g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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