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For an easy and refreshing summer cocktail bring together mint, lime juice, and rum along with fresh blackberries for a blackberry mojito! Great for a party or a warm evening on the deck.
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Refreshing and Summery Blackberry Mojito

For an easy and refreshing summer cocktail bring together mint, lime juice, and rum along with fresh blackberries for a blackberry mojito! Great for a party or a warm evening on the deck.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword blackberry cocktail, summer drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 drinks
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

  • 6-8 blackberries
  • 2 oz lime juice, about 3 limes
  • 12 medium mint leaves
  • 4 oz rum
  • 1 1/2 oz agave syrup, or simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes bitters
  • ice
  • 4 oz soda water
  • mint leaves, blackberries, and lime wedges - for garnish

Instructions

  • Mash the blackberries in a bowl. Then pass the juice through a mesh strainer into your shaker and discard the seeds.
  • Squeeze the limes into the shaker until you have 2 oz of lime juice. Add the mint and gently muddle the leaves to release their flavor.
  • Add the rum, agave, and bitters. Fill the rest of the shaker with ice. Shake until the mojito is well mixed and cold.
  • Divide the mojito between two glasses. Fill most of the rest of the glasses with ice and top it off with a little soda water. Garnish with more blackberries, a wedge of lime, and mint if you wish.

Notes

  • Straws: I always use paper straws in my drinks when I want a straw. They are better for the environment and come in lots of great patterns. You can get a chevron pattern (like I have in the photos), or go for stripes. Or check out other colors and patterns.
  • Blackberries: It is not strictly necessary to strain out the seeds, but I don't like dealing with them in my drink.
  • Rum: I prefer a golden rum in the mojito; however, you can use a white rum or even a dark rum.
  • Virgin Mojito: For a kid-friendly (or just want a cold drink) version, mix together the blackberry juice, mint, lime juice, agave, and bitters. Then add a couple of tablespoons of the mix to each glass and top with soda water and ice.
  • Muddling: Instead of muddling the mint, you can vigorously shake the mint in the drink with ice. This will bruise the mint with less chance of overdoing it.