September 16: Saints Cornelius and Cyprian 21-Raspberry Mojito

Why 21 raspberries?

Saint Cornelius was our 21st Pope, and he and his good friend and one of his bishops, Saint Cyprian, are being honored today as martyrs of the Church. It’s a good reminder to pray for our pope and our bishops to be the courageous men we so badly need.

However, I was a little surprised how gruesome it was crushing red raspberries….it added to the whole celebrating martyrs in a way I wasn’t expecting!

One tip for this recipe:

1. Husband and I have cut alcohol out of our budget for right now, so you can definitely add the rum in…but I went with squeeze fresh lemons into my virgin mojito. 😉

21 raspberries
1-2 limes, cut into wedges
A handful of mint leaves
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup lemon juice
club soda, to top it off


1. Crush raspberries, lime, and mint together (true story, I used our potato masher).

2. Add in syrup and lemon juice; stir. Top with club soda!

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us!

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