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.
Keyword blackberry cocktail, summer drink
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon
2ozlime juice,about 3 limes
1 1/2ozagave syrup,or simple syrup
mint leaves, blackberries, and lime wedges -for garnish
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.
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.