This perfect festive cocktail combines the sweet tanginess of fresh cranberries, lime and rum with the refreshing cool hit of mint. Making a batch of the homemade cranberry syrup allows you to make other cranberry drinks over the festive period.

  • Put the cranberries, sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to a simmer and allow to bubble for 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the berries burst.
  • Leave to cool allowing the cranberries to steep for a few hours or overnight. Strain the mixture into a jug, pushing it through the sieve with the back of a spoon.
  • To make a Mojito, put the mint leaves in a glass with the lime juice, mix and crush together with the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the syrup, rum and ice and stir well or shake together in a cocktail mixer.
  • Top up with soda water and add a sprig of mint and a few cranberries to serve.

Note: Use white rum for a classic Mojito flavour or spiced rum for a richer more Christmassy taste.

For the cranberry syrup

  • 500g BerryWorld cranberries
  • 250ml water
  • 300g sugar

For the mojito

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 4 tbsp/60 ml rum
  • 4 tbsp/60ml cranberry syrup
  • Ice
  • Soda water