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In this refreshing blackberry mojito, fresh muddled blackberries give the traditional drink a fruity twist. The berry's sweet-tart flavor is delightful against the mojito's minty-lime taste. This ice-cold drink is the perfect way to make use of fresh blackberries and mint in peak season. Mix one up for yourself or fix a round for friends, sip back, and enjoy!
Enjoy this fruity mojito on a sunny patio with a slice of easy summertime caprese pizza and grilled peach salad with curry pecans and honey vinaigrette.
The slightly sweet, slightly tart flavor of blackberries puts a fruity spin on the classic cuban mojito. Mint and blackberry go incredibly well together so when they peak in the summer season, mixing them into a refreshing drink is a great way to celebrate. It's also easy to make this one into a mocktail; simply leave out the rum and add soda to fill the glass for a refreshing version without alcohol. It's a simple but delicious ice-cold drink that's easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
How to make a blackberry mojito in 3 easy steps
While a traditional mojito is not strained, you'll want to strain this one to remove the blackberry seeds. This blackberry mojitos recipe is ready in just three easy steps:
- Add the lime, mint, and sugar to a tall glass or mason jar and muddle. Then add the white rum and muddle again.
- Strain your tasty cocktail into a tall, ice-filled glass.
- Top it with a little soda water and garnish your drink with mint. That's it!
Here's what you'll need to make a blackberry mojito
It takes just a few simple ingredients to make this deliciously fruity blackberry mojito:
- Lime – a classic mojito ingredient, always freshly juiced.
- Mint – also a key mojito ingredient (make sure to save some for the garnish).
- Blackberries – ideally fresh juicy blackberries, but frozen can work in a pinch.
- Sugar – granulated sugar is traditional.
- White rum – also traditional for a mojito.
- Soda – any carbonated water for the fizz.
You'll need a couple of basic kitchen tools, too:
- A tall glass – one for muddling and one for serving.
- A muddler – a long, thick stick for smashing and mixing fruit, herbs, and other ingredients for making drinks. A wooden spoon or firm silicone spatula can be used in place of a muddler.
- A small fine-mesh sieve – for straining out the blackberry seeds.
Adding fresh fruit to your mojito
Mojitos are really versatile and you can mix up the flavor by adding different fruits during the muddling step. Here are some fruits we love:
- Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, elderberries, etc.)
Can I make a mojito ahead of time?
Mojitos are best enjoyed right away. When the ice melts, it dilutes the drink and changes the flavor.
Can I use any kind of rum?
White rum is traditional for a mojito but any rum could work. A darker rum will of course make the drink a darker color and give it a more full-bodied flavor.
Can I make it a mojito mocktail?
This is a cocktail that's easy to make non-alcoholic and tastes lovely without the rum. Just add more soda water to fill the glass.
When to serve a blackberry mojito
While you can make a mojito any time of year with fresh or frozen berries, it really is the perfect summertime drink. Serve it for any occasion when you feel like something refreshing. Here are some ways we love to enjoy it:
- On a sunny patio with some salty tortilla chips and corn guacamole.
- To kick off the weekend; a mojito in one hand and a baja fish taco or slice of healthy southwestern pizza in the other.
- For special occasions like birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, weddings, etc.
- At a picnic or barbecue with friends or family
- 1 lime (cut into 4 rounds)
- 10 mint leaves
- 3 blackberries
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 ounces white rum
- Soda water (to top)
- Lime slices, blackberries, and mint (to garnish)
- Add the lime, mint, blackberries, and sugar to a tall glass or mason jar and muddle for at least 10 seconds. Add the rum and muddle again.1 lime, 10 mint leaves, 3 blackberries, 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 ounces white rum
- Strain the mojito into a tall, ice-filled glass.
- Top the glass with soda water and garnish with lime slices, blackberries, and mint.Soda water, Lime slices, blackberries, and mint
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