A little sweet, a bit tart, and a touch of tanginess while still being perfectly balanced. Our Blackberry Mojito checks off of the boxes and makes the perfect summer cocktail.
The Classic Mojito made with fresh mint, lime juice, rum, a touch of simple syrup and club soda might be the most well known version of all mojitos. While we love a great traditional mojito, and it's always fun to experiment with new flavors like this blackberry mojito.
How to Make a Blackberry Mojito:
- First, place fresh blackberries, mint leaves, and granulated sugar in a cocktail shaker or tall jar. Muddle (grind) the ingredients together.
- Next, add the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice.
- Give the ingredients a good shake (or stir if using a jar).
- Pour the mixture into a tall glass over ice. Top off with club soda or seltzer water.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge.
- Serve your blackberry mojito immediately!
Blackberry Mojito Tips and Variations:
- Purchase your favorite white or silver rum for this mojito recipe. A few of our favorite mid-shelf brands are Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Cruzan, and Wicked Dolphin.
- Freshly squeezed lime juice makes a big difference. It's light, fresh, and adds a touch of tangy tartiness. For extra brightness, try adding a spritz of lemon juice as well.
- Taste the blackberries before starting the recipe. This helps to gauge if you will need more or less simple syrup.
- This recipe has quite a bit of blackberry pulp. If you aren't a fan of fruit pulp, try one of these options:
- Strain the blackberry mixture before pouring into the glass. Straining will remove the majority of the seeds, large blackberry pieces, and mint leaves. You'll be left with a mostly translucent liquid full of flavor and hardly any solid pieces. The mojito will be lighter in color but still very tasty.
- Reduce the amount of blackberries.
- Omit the plain simple syrup and blackberries and make a blackberry simple syrup instead. Use as much or as little as you'd like.
- Make a pitcher of blackberry mojitos by increasing the ingredients by 2, 3, 4, or even 5 times the amount. It's best to prepare the drink just prior to serving due to the fresh ingredients. Place the ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice!
- This mojito isn't overly sweet. To make it sweeter, add a little more simple syrup or reduce the amount of club soda.
Storage: Blackberry mojitos are best enjoyed immediately. We don't recommend storing or freezing.
Recipe Card with Ingredient Amounts and Instructions
- 10 to 12 large blackberries
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 ½ ounces white rum
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- club soda
- Place blackberries, mint leaves, and granulated sugar into a cocktail shaker or tall jar. Use a muddler to gently crush the blackberries and bruise the mint leaves.10 to 12 large blackberries10 mint leaves1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Next, add the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake to combine.1 ½ ounces white rum1 ounce simple syrup½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- Pour into a cocktail glass over ice, and top off with club soda or seltzer water. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.
- See post for recipe tips, variations, and storage options.