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There are certain moments that I can remember by what cocktail I was drinking. Yes, it’s true that a well mixed martini or a frosty daiquiri can remind me of special day. One drink that holds perhaps the BEST memory is a sweet dragon berry mojito. It was June 2010, and I was in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. I was with my boyfriend at the time, and we had been together for about two and a half years. It was hot, we had explored Key Largo earlier in the day, and we were getting ready to head out to dinner.
And, he proposed. Just like that. Completely unexpected. While I kept my composure long enough to make it to dinner (We ended up at the Islamorada Fish Company), I will never forget the first drink I ordered as a soon to be married lady.
I had never had a dragon berry mojito before, and I hadn’t enjoyed one again until today. I always had plans of recreating this drink, because it is clearly the best cocktail in existence. I have never had a drink that was so flavorful and combined so many of favorite ingredients. You see, I really love mint and a splash of rum doesn’t hurt, but it’s the strawberries and the sweet flavor that does it for me. When I heard about Pure Via, I knew I could use this to finally create my own version of a dragon berry mojito.
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So, about that mojito! You need club soda, Pure Via, a fresh lime, a few strawberries, mint, and dragon berry rum. This cocktail may look difficult, but it’s easy to pull off. A muddler is encouraged but not required!
I used two packets of Pure Via for this drink, but you can sweeten it as you desire.
Shake, shake, shake. Keep reading for the full recipe!
One amazingly refreshing dragon berry mojito. Sip it poolside, by the fire while you dream of spring break, or whip up a pitcher to share at your next Sunday brunch. It’s probably the best girlfriends’ get-together drink ever!
- 1 shot of dragon berry rum
- Club soda
- 2 packets of Pure Via
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- 3 lime wedges
- 3 mint leaves
- Use a shaker to muddle three lime wedges, mint leaves, and two strawberries. If you don't have a muddler, just use the back of a spoon to smash and stir everything.
- Add ice, rum, and Pure Via.
- Shake until well combined.
- Pour over ice in a cocktail glass.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with a lime wedge or strawberry slice.
- Enjoy responsibly!
This cocktail was just what I remembered–but better. The addition of Pure Via gave it a sweet flavor that is unmatched.
What’s your favorite cocktail? Have you ever tried a dragon berry mojito?