Our blackberry mojito recipe is a fruity twist on the traditional mojito. Blackberries muddled with lime juice gives this fizzy cocktail it’s unique flavor!
It’s Saturday, who’s ready for a drink? After the week I’ve had, I could use one. Don’t fret, I’m not going to go into the details of our lives.
We might be food bloggers, but we try to keep our business and personal lives separate. So, back to the business at hand, alcohol.
For today’s post, we decided to share Kim’s blackberry mojito recipe. Let me tell you, these babies are dangerous! Not that they hurt to drink.
It’s the opposite actually, I could drink a hundred of them. They’re very tasty.
Fortunately, self-control intervened and nothing got out of hand. But, don’t say you haven’t been warned.
How to make a homemade simple syrup (optional)?
For the purposes of this recipe, I’m going to explain how to make a simple syrup. Simple syrups can be purchased at the store or made at home.
The homemade version will only last a few days in your fridge. So, feel free to make as much or as little as you want for a cocktail party.
Listed below are the two ways I make simple syrup.
Place 1 cup of water into a small saucepan over medium heat. To that, add half a cup of granulated sugar.
You only heat the water long enough to dissolve the sugar while stirring. Once the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and let the syrup cool off before using it.
The other way is to dissolve half a cup of powdered sugar into 1 cup of warm tap water.
This method is a lot easier and takes less time. Furthermore, it can be used immediately, since tap water doesn’t get nearly as hot.
The choice is up to you what method or type (homemade or store bought) you chose to use.
How to make a blackberry mojito:
First, in a shaker cup, combine the fresh blackberries, mint leaves, and granulated sugar. Muddle (grind) the ingredients together. Next, add the simple syrup, rum, and lime juice.
Then, cover the container and give the everything a good shake to blend the blackberry mojito. Pour the mixed drink into a glass, partially filled with ice.
Last, top it off with seltzer or soda water, stir the drink, garnish and serve. That’s it, your blackberry mojito cocktail is done. Kim and I hope you enjoy the drink and wish you all the best 🙂
Blackberry Mojito Recipe Tips:
Not everyone owns a fancy cocktail set, nor is it really needed. Honestly, as long as you have a container that you can seal and shake, then you’re good to go.
Mason jars, Tupperware, etc. will work in a pinch. It might not be the most elegant solution, but it’s still effective.
I’ve said this more times than I can count, however, I’ll say it again. Don’t buy cheap liquor!
If can afford mid to top shelf, then please do so. Whether you believe it or not, liquor quality effects flavor.
In other words, the price you spend on rum will impact the flavor of the cocktail. Cheap booze equals nasty drink.
Some people, like myself, cannot ingest seeds without potentially severe consequences. Sounds silly, I know, but there are medical conditions that prevent me from eating seeds.
So, I use a strainer on drinks like this one. Don’t be afraid to strain the drink. You might miss out on a few mint leaves, but it’s a small price to pay.
- 3 Ounces Simple Syrup
- 2 Ounces White Rum
- 2 Ounces Club Soda, (or seltzer water)
- 8 Large Mint Leaves, (fresh)
- 4 Large Blackberries
- 1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice, (fresh)
- 1/2 Cup Ice
- Place mint leaves, blackberries, and granulated sugar into a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to gently crush the blackberries and bruise the mint leaves.
- Next, add the simple syrup, rum, lime juice. Shake to combine.
- Pour into a cocktail glass over ice (don’t strain), and top off with club soda or seltzer water. Use a drink stirrer or swizzle stick to stir.
- Garnish with extra fresh blackberries and mint.
This recipe makes one (1) blackberry mojito. The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) drink. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include the extra blackberries and mint leaves seen in the photos (garnishments and props). Actual calories will vary. Storage of this cocktail is not recommended.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Drink Serving Size: 1 Drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 55gNet Carbohydrates: 47gFiber: 8gSugar: 45gProtein: 3g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.