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Happy Hour: Mistletoe Mojito

A great way to officially kick off the holiday season is to mix up a festive drink! How luscious is this Christmas cocktail? It features the flavors of a classic mojito — rum and mint — but contains a twist. Instead of being topped with soda water, Pomegranate 7UP is floated on top. The boring lime garnish is jazzed up with jewel-like pomegranate seeds. The final drink is visually stunning and dangerously delicious. To shake one up today,

Mistletoe Mojito
From 7 Up

1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. superfine sugar
8 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. white rum
2 tsp. pomegranate seeds
4 oz. Pomegranate 7UP
1 mint sprig
1 lime wedge

  1. In a highball glass, muddle lime juice, sugar and mint leaves until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add rum and pomegranate seeds.
  3. Fill glass with ice and top with Pomegranate 7UP. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge. Enjoy.

Makes 1 mojito.

arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i like mojitos. and i like poms. i think i will be making this!
nancita nancita 9 years
This is a great idea. I love an excuse to drink mojitos in winter.
mizlynz mizlynz 9 years
Ooh. That's lovely. I had no idea that Pomegranate 7Up even existed! I want to try that now!
mbrown81 mbrown81 9 years
That looks delish.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
and to think I was just wondering what my hoiday drink would be..... thanks yum!!!
karebear25 karebear25 9 years
What a great idea. thanks
glittertwist glittertwist 9 years
pomegranate 7-Up? Where is that available? Has anyone seen it in the stores? It looks Yummy!
BlackPowerBunny BlackPowerBunny 9 years
this is the perfect holiday cocktail.
emalove emalove 9 years
Mojitos are my FAVORITE! I am definitely making these this holiday season.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
Where can you buy the pomegranate 7Up? I haven't seen it in any grocery stores!
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
I shall be trying this VERY soon! I ♥ mojitos and I ♥ pomegranates!! It's PERFECT!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Pomegranate 7-up? Interesting flavor. And, an interesting twist to the mojito. I am actually drinking Trader Joe's 100% Pomegranate juice right now.
michichan michichan 9 years
Easy to make virgin too
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Double the alcohol and I'm set!
shelnew19 shelnew19 9 years
Looks great!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
that looks good!
daisyray daisyray 9 years
It sounds okay, but it looks beautiful!!!
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 9 years
Looks so good & very festive
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Why wait. After all the prep work I did today for the tailgater at the game tomorrow,I am going to make myself a pitcher full.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
What a great idea -- perfect for my Chrismukkah party next weekend. :)
AMP AMP 9 years
Wow! I'm sooooooooo making these!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
OoooOOoooo I like the sounds of this!!
erinnichols erinnichols 9 years
Absolutely brilliant recipe. I adore mojitos. I think this just made the short list for holiday cocktails at my party next weekend.
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