Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Drink Recipe: Cranberry Mojito

Express cowl neck sweater (on sale for less than $50!) // Express sequin mini skirt

Happy Friday everyone!! I thought we'd celebrate with a cute holiday outfit and a fun drink recipe (cheers to the weekend!). First, let's talk about this outfit from Express - I think we can all agree that Express has been killing it lately! I have to restrain myself from buying everything on their site haha. They just got in tons of new holiday party outfits - including this fuzzy sweater and sequin mini skirt combo, which I'm OBSESSED with. For starters, my fuzzy sweater is the most comfortable item I've ever worn (I may or may not have worn it with my pajama bottoms last night) and it's currently on sale for less than $50. Check out the new arrivals section on Express's website for more party ideas - think sequin pants, skirts and flirty holiday dresses.  Annnnnnd from now until 12/15, you can use code 2233 to receive $25 off your in-store purchase of $100 or more! (This discount cannot be combined with any other offers, exclusions apply.)

Now let's get on with the recipe! I'm not kidding you guys, I even surprised myself with how good this was (haha) - I've made mojitos several times before but this one BLEW ME AWAY. The mix of cranberry, lime and mint is both refreshing and beyond perfect for a holiday party. The recipe isn't hard either - these took less than 20 minutes to make. This recipe makes enough for four drinks, so if you're making it for a party you can double or triple the recipe, depending on the amount of people.

I hope our families are ready for Thanksgiving 'cause they have some Cranberry Mojitos coming their way! ;)

Cranberry Mojito, yields 4 servings
For the cranberry simple syrup:
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup sugar 
- 1 cup water
For each drink:
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon lime juice 
- 2 ounces cranberry simple syrup
- 2 ounces rum
- Seltzer water

1. In a medium sized sauce pot, add cranberries, sugar and water. Turn the stove on medium heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes. You do not want the mixture to boil or the cranberries to burst. After all the sugar is incorporated and the mixture takes on a pink hue, take it off the burner and let it cool to room temperature. 
2. In each glass, add mint leaves and lime juice and muddle slightly to release the mint flavor. Fill the glass with ice.
3. Once the cranberry simple syrup is cool, fill each glass with 2 ounces of cranberry simple syrup and 2 ounces rum. Top with seltzer water and add some fresh cranberries for garnish. 

Let me know if you guys make this! I'd love to hear your thoughts!


*Thank you to Express for sponsoring this post


  1. That drink sounds SO YUMMY! I need to make that asap!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  2. You are looking so glamorous in this cute outfit! Your sparkling skirt is perfect piece for the upcoming festive season!

  3. First of all, LOVE the skirt! And this recipe looks great!

    Kim .. Winter Blues & a GIVEAWAY for Black Friday!

  4. I must try that drink!! May I ask what size you are wearing in this cozy jumper? It looks amazing on you! Have a great weekend, love, Anne

    1. Hey Anne! I'm wearing an XS :) Have a great weekend!!

  5. Definitely saving this drink recipe- Mojitos are my fav! I'm so excited to shop Express on Black Friday, it's on of few stores we have here in Vermont haha!

    xoxo A

  6. Looks great <3

  7. Hi Caitlin! Where is your kitchen rug from?!

    Jenn Naturale

  8. That sweater looks so cozy and love it pared with the sequin skirt! The recipe sounds lovely! I love mojito so I really have to try that!

  9. I am loving your holiday posts. Thank skirt is to die for!

  10. Love your outfit and the red lip is so nice on you! And omg your new kitchen, yay! xoxo, Neha.

  11. Drink sounds fab - love that skirt!


  12. Loving the skirt! I love mojitos so this will definitely be worth a try for me! Looks so good!!

  13. That looks like the perfect holiday drink!


  14. I love your style!! Your look is always effortless. You are one of my inspirations to start my own blog.

  15. This looks really yummy! need to try

  16. Definitely going to try This! Where did you get those gorgeous cups?!

  17. Definitely going to try these! Where did you get those gorgeous glasses?!

  18. I bought extra cranberries just in case. Now I am so glad I did! Thanks for sharing.

  19. That lipstick is your colour! It's beautiful on you. This looks like such a fun & fab drink to make.

    Arum Lilea

  20. This sounds so good! Definitely need to try it! <3 

  21. Sooo cute! I love this second photo. Sequins and knitwear works so well and this drink sounds delicious!

    T x

  22. Hi,
    Fabulous collection .
    Love to see this ..
    Want to see more ..
    Khas Store

  23. I can't wait to try this recipe for my Christmas party. Where did you get your glasses?

  24. I've been on the hunt for the perfect drink recipe for my holiday party this upcoming weekend...I think I found a winner-this one looks so pretty and sounds like it would be tasty!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  25. Caitlin,
    Wanted to let you know I tried the cranberry mojito cocktail for a Christmas party and it was a hit! Thank you for the suggestion! Also, I really enjoy reading your blog-lots of great ideas.

  26. Just as an add on to the mojito comment, I used lemon lime seltzer and it was also delicious.

  27. that looks delicious!!!!! I must try it. And wow are you ever just gorgeous!!