We love creating variations of mojito recipes, especially with fresh fruit such. Some of our favorites are the Strawberry Pomegrante Mojito, Strawberry Dragon Berry Rum Mojito, and Agave Lemon Mojito. Today’s blackberry mojito recipe is another one we love.
Blackberry and mint are a great combination. Especially in the summertime. Since I don’t have a blackberry bush in my backyard, I stock up on the berries at the Farmer’s Market. I use them in everything from blackberry infused vodka to blackberry gin cocktails. I also eat them without booze. But that’s not as exciting as a cocktail.
But I do have plenty of mint growing in my garden. I think I have four or five different kinds of mint right now. But for this blackberry mojito recipe, I used the spearmint variety.
If you are a cocktail lover, it’s always good to grow your own herbs. They will give you the best flavor for your cocktail recipes. And you will always have fresh sprigs for garnish. In fact, you should read the book, The Drunken Botanist. It will tell you more about herbs, plants and fruits that create the spirits we love. It’s a good read if you love to garden and drink. Both of which I really like doing. I also like to nap. But that usually comes after the gardening and the drinking.
- 5 organic blackberries
- 12 mint leaves
- 1 to 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1/2 fresh squeezed lime
- 1-1/2 ounces white rum
- Soda water
- Muddle blackberries, mint, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
- Add lime juice and rum. Fill the shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda water.
- Garnish with a lime wheel, blackberry and a couple mint leaves.
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