Summertime Radness

A pink, floral mojito that swaps rum for rosé

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This Mother's Day—or any day, really—treat someone you love to a mojito that swaps rum for rosé and combines it with rosewater for a pink drink that doesn't overdo it on the sweetness. To make rose simple syrup (the non-accented kind, as in the flower), add a dash of rosewater to standard simple syrup.

Reprinted with permission from YES WAY ROSÉ © 2019, by Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huganir, Running Press

Summertime Radness
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Get this easy cocktail recipe for a summer mojito that swaps rum for rosé and features a rosewater simple syrup.
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Total time: 4 minutes
  • ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon rose simple syrup
  • 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves, with a few small sprigs for garnish
  • ½ cup dry rosé wine
  • ¼ cup club soda
  • Lime slice, for garnish
  1. Cut the halved lime into wedges, place them in a cocktail shaker with the rose syrup, and muddle to release the lime juice. (Pro tip: The back of a spoon works just fine for this if you don't have a muddler.) 2. Add the mint leaves and gently muddle to release the essential oils. Pour in the wine, add ice, and shake the mixture. Strain the contents of the shaker into a Collins glass and top off with a splash of soda water.
  2. Rub mint leaves around the rim of the glass, discard, and garnish with more mint sprigs and the lime sauce.
Calories per Serving 126
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Total Sugars 6.6 g
Sodium 23.3 mg
Protein 0.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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