Raspberry Mojito Recipe for Girl’s Night Parties!

I was compensated with some cash-money for this post. But as always – I only write posts if I love the brand, product, and message. I love this Trop50 juice, I love girl’s nights, and I love you….. What you need for a fab girl's night

Who is ready for a girl’s night?

Um, I’m going to guess that most of you ladies are waving your arms in the air saying, “*I* need a girl’s night, Meagan!! Pick me, pick me!!” And I feel ya – I definitely don’t get to spend enough time with my favorite ladies. Between doing projects on the house, chasing an increasingly clever almost 4 year old, watching my nephews, and oh yeah – running a business from home – well, there’s not a lot of time left for fun! But, I’m hoping to put one together soon, and wanted to share some inspiration. {Click here to see where to buy the items in the collage above, on Polyvore.}

  • Dressing up. Doesn’t even always have to be fancy. But something more than sweatpants and a ponytail. {Although I do love that society invented “yoga pants” – which are pretty much socially acceptable sweats. And messy buns becoming trendy have made things much easier for moms too. Thank you, world.}
  • Fun drinks. When you get girls together, it’s a good time for fun, fruity, pink, sparkly, delish drinks – right? And it’s even better if the drink is low cal – which you can do if you use my new favorite mixer, Trop50. {Keep reading to learn more!}
  • Accessories. You need hot shoes – whether they’re amazingly sweet heels that give you some swagger, flats that make you feel comfortably confident, or your most worn-in flip-flops – you need great gear on your heels. Add on things like sparkly bracelets, glittery clutches, and other baubles, to make things more fun. There’s no rule that says you have to stop playing dress up just because you’re an adult :)
  • Music. You canNOT have a girl’s night without great tunes! My favorite is the Bose speaker from Best Buy that plays music via Bluetooth from my phone. But anything that gets the night movin rocks. {And if you’re not using Pandora yet, you’re totally missing out!}
  • Movies. I love having a great “girl” movie playing when I have friends over. Next up on my must-watch list? Steel Magnolias. Can you believe that it was a Christmas gift from my bloggy buddy Dusty from As Mom Sees It, and I still haven’t gotten a chance to watch it? #NeedToMakeTimeASAP

Low cal Raspberry Mojito Girl's Night Recipe So – let’s get to the “fun drinks” part of the night that I mentioned earlier, shall we? I love to create new party drinks for every event that we throw, but many of those drinks are on the “massive-calorie-grow-your-hips-three-sizes” side of life. Which is no bueno. If you read this site often, you know I’m on a #mommymission to lose some extra baby weight {yes, she’s almost 4. It’s not technically “baby weight” anymore. I know that. Why do you have to bring it up? Sheeeeesh.} Anyway – on my mission to lose weight, my current goals are just to add an extra 10 minutes of activity per day, and make small changes to my diet each day by swapping out for healthier choices. Trop50 makes party drinks low fat! Learn more by clicking

I make a lot of different healthy swaps every day – low fat mayo instead of full fat. Whole grain bread instead of white. An apple with cinnamon sprinkled on top, instead of a piece of apple pie. And… I’ve found a really simple swap to make my fruity party drinks better for my waistline! I recently tried the new Trop50 line of juices, {see the bottle of Raspberry Acai juice up there? Delish!} – and that’s where my new Raspberry Acai Mojito recipe came from. Check it out:

How to make a mojito, step one

  • First step – build your Mojito. Add a slice or two of fresh lime to a glass, topped with a few leaves of mint.
  • Next – add ice, to fill the glass about halfway.
  • Then – add another slice of lime, a few more mint leaves, and a fresh raspberry or three.
  • After that – pour equal amounts of clear rum, and TROP50 Raspberry Acai juice over the top of the ice.
  • Last – top with a bit of sugar, and stir until well blended. Drink, smile, and enjoy!

This is the quick ‘n easy way to prepare. If you want to put in a little effort before entertaining, you can make your own mojito syrup to keep handy. Simply add one part sugar to one part water, add about half a lime’s worth of slices, and a few mint leaves, simmer until thick. This works perfect as a simple mojito syrup on it’s own. If you want flavor, you can add fruit before simmering, or use a delish low-calorie juice like TROP50. Can you say, yum??

Raspberry Mojito recipe

And – this totally does NOT have to be just an alcoholic drink. You can make a mojito syrup, or do the simple version of adding sugar, mint, and limes to a glass with ice – then top with a mix of club soda/sparkling water, and a big splash of Trop50 juice! Totally fresh and light – perfect for sunny afternoons on the patio or by the pool!

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Trop50 has the great taste and goodness you expect from Tropicana, but with 50% less sugar and calories and no artificial sweeteners.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.

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