Summertime Radness

A pink, floral mojito that swaps rum for rosé
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Photo: Sara Kerens

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.

Summertime Radness

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

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 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.

3. Rub mint leaves around the rim of the glass, discard, and garnish with more mint sprigs and the lime sauce.

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