It’s almost the 4th of July, which means its time to pull out this recipe for a Red, White and Blue Mojito.
I admit, I’ve shared this recipe for a sparkling mojito with red raspberries, white cherries and blueberries before.
But I think it bears repeating, since it’s such a fun way to use seasonal summer fruit. And it’s the perfect way to feature the limited edition Chandon American Summer brut sparkling, a cool white bottle covered in red and blue stripes.
And it’s so much better to create a color-coordinated Fourth of July or Bastille Day cocktail without resorting to grenadine or blue curaÃ§ao.
Red, White & Blue Mojito
Makes 1 cocktail
3 red raspberries
2 white cherries, pitted and halved
4 fresh mint leaves
1 ounce Homemade Sour Mix (See Recipes Page)
3/4 ounce Chambord black raspberry liqueur
3 to 4 ounces Chandon American Summer Brut Classic sparkling wine
berries and mint for garnish
Add the raspberries, white cherries (or golden raspberries), blueberries and mint to a sturdy glass. Slowly smash the fruit and herbs with the muddler until you have a juicy and fragrant pulp in the bottom of the glass. Add the sour mix and fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice. Add the Chambord and then top with the sparkling wine and stir gently. Garnish with a combination of berries and mint.