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Mint Cranberry Mojito Recipe: The BEST Christmas Cocktail Ever

Rum cocktails are always so refreshing. With Cuban origins, the Mojito is everyone’s favorite go-to rum cocktail because it’s light and sweet. This Mint Cranberry Mojito recipe has a Christmas cocktail twist on the traditional mojito. It’s muddled mint, cranberries, sugar, rum and soda water with lime. It’s beautiful, with green and red coloring – you can’t go wrong with this festive holiday drink.

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Traditionally, the Mojito is a light cocktail with only 13% alcohol in the light rum. Some of my favorite rum choices for this Mojito recipe are Bacardi Silver Rum, Cruz Light Rum and (a little more expensive) Havana Club Anejo Blanco Puerto Rican Rum. Whatever brand you end up using, you’re going to end up with a beautiful Christmas cocktail.

Looking for other Cranberry Recipes? These Easy Cranberry Coconut Macaroons are a great homemade holiday gift idea. Classic Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Fluff Salad are holiday table side dishes. Cranberry Mousse is a single serving dessert that’s beautiful. Cranberry White Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a decadent dessert. 

How To Make A Mint Cranberry Mojito Recipe

Wondering if the mojito is too tropical for the holiday season? Nonsense! It’s so light and refreshing, and I think that’s what makes it a great choice for the holiday season. You’re already munching on heavier food – so keep your cocktail light. 

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When To Buy Fresh Cranberries For Your Cranberry Mojito

You can find fresh cranberries, by the bag, in your local grocery store by mid-October. The typically come in 12 ounce bags, and you won’t even need that much. This Cranberry Mojito uses both fresh cranberries and cranberry juice.

When To Serve Cranberry Mojito

If you’re throwing a Christmas party, these mojitos are an amazing drink option. Yes, they’re a little bit of work because of the muddling. However, they’re so festive and perfect for parties. You can always enjoy them at cocktail time or while watching your favorite cheesy Christmas movie too.

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What You’ll Need To Make This Christmas Cocktail:

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Seltzer Water
  • Lime Juice
  • Light Rum
  • Honey (You can substitute simple syrup too)
  • Mint Leaves
  • Ice
  • Lime Slices & Fresh Whole Cranberries (for garnish)
Yield: 3 Servings

Mint Cranberry Mojito Recipe

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Festive and delicious, this Cranberry Mojito recipe is perfect for Christmas. It's muddled mint, cranberry, sugar, club soda, cranberry juice and lime wedges, with light rum.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Cup Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Cup. Seltzer Water
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 6 oz. Light Rum
  • 2 Teaspoons. Honey (Or Simple Syrup)
  • 1/3 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 3 Cups Ice
  • Optional Garnish: Lime Wedges, Fresh Cranberries


  1. Combine cranberry juice, seltzer water, lime juice, rum, mint leaves and honey. Muddle and mix to combine, in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill 3 glasses with ice, fill with cranberry mixture and garnish with lime and fresh cranberries. Serve. I like to add some lime wedges in the center of the ice too!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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