Fresh Blackberry Mojito

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Summer is coming, and man, do we have a new favorite cocktail here at the Mouse House. 

Have you had a blackberry mojito before?

Because if you haven’t…get ready. 

It’s the perfect, sweet mash up of lush, fresh blackberries with tart lime juice, crisp mint leaves, and fragrant, light rum. 

They’re waaaaaaaaaaaaay too easy to drink. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

Read on for ingredient tips, a step-by-step photo recipe of how to make this cocktail, and a printable recipe card.   

What goes into a blackberry mojito?

OK, you’ll need a couple of fresh limes.

(Look for heavy limes with thin-feeling skins, they’ll be juicer and easier to squeeze.)

Fresh mint leaves (which I somehow didn’t manage to get a great pic of, lol).

If you have mint choices at the market, you want peppermint, not spearmint or any kind of weird, fancy flavored mint.

(We love chocolate mint at the Mouse House, but not for this drink…)  

Some blackberries. Give ’em a quick rinse and drain before using.

Pro-tip: Pick out the nicest looking ones and set them aside for your garnish. 

Club soda (no sugar, just the bubbles).

We like to get the little cans or bottles. This cocktail recipe doesn’t call for a ton of it, so that way we don’t have a big bottle go flat on us before we can use it all. 

You’ll need simple syrup, which is a bartender-y way of saying sugar syrup.

You make it by boiling sugar and water together, then cooling it.

Here’s my recipe so you get the proportions right.

We make a big batch of it and keep it in an old Scotch bottle in the back of the fridge, so we always have it on hand when cocktail inspiration strikes.

 

And, of course, you need light rum.

This is also sometimes called white rum or silver rum, depending on the brand.  

Which brings us to our fav rum. 

We used our favorite: Privateer light rum 

That’s this stuff:

And no, that’s not a paid ad.

Just some good, old-fashioned love for Privateer Rum, a local distillery about 20 minutes from our house here in Salem.   

They make a bunch of different rums, and we love them all. They also have a gin that we haven’t managed to try yet. (But it’s on our list!)

HIGHLY recommend it if you can find a bottle in your area.   

Alright, enough chatting. TO THE BAR already!

Blackberry Mojito

6-7 large, fresh blackberries
6-7 large fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 oz. simple syrup (here’s my easy recipe)
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 cup club soda
2 oz. white rum (scale this up or down depending on how strong you want your drink) 
ice cubes
mint sprigs, for garnish
blackberries, for garnish
lime wedges, for garnish

Makes 1 large cocktail (in a big rocks glass)

Muddle up your blackberry mojito ingredients

Put the mint leaves and blackberries in a large measuring cup or pint glass. 

Add the simple syrup and lime juice.

Grab your muddler. This is ours. I think it’s the pestle from an old mortar and pestle set. 

If you don’t have an official one, you can use a potato masher, the end of a rolling pin, the back of a spoon, a few forks, etc.

A muddler is basically just a tool that will fit in your glass that you use to smoosh stuff. Super easy to improvise something. 

Use your muddler to squash the berries and mint together in the liquid. 

You want to wind up with a deep purple liquid that’s fragrant with mint. 

Add in the rest of your blackberry mojito ingredients

Stir in the rum and club soda. 

It will be a big, purple, bubbly mess. 🙂

Pour your blackberry mojito

Grab a large rocks glass. Fill it 3/4 full with ice. 

Pour your blackberry mojito cocktail through a strainer into the glass. 

You want all that flavor, but not the blackberry seeds and the bruised mint leaves. 

I mean, just look at that gorgeous color. I can’t even. <3

Garnish your blackberry mojito

Garnish your blackberry mojito with a few fresh blackberries, sprigs of mint, and wedges of lime.  

Serve immediately. 

Enjoy!

That’s it! We hope you enjoy this blackberry mojito as much as we do. 

Have you made a blackberry mojito?

What did you think? Did you do anything differently? What’s your fav brand of light rum?

Leave a comment below, let us know! 

Fresh Blackberry Mojito

Yields 1 large cocktail (in a big rocks glass)

This summer cocktail is the perfect, sweet mash up of lush, fresh blackberries with tart lime juice, crisp mint leaves, and fragrant, light rum. Scale the rum up or down to adjust the strength of your drink!

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Ingredients

6-7 large, fresh blackberries
6 large fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 cup club soda
2 oz. white rum (scale this up or down depending on how strong you want your drink) 
ice cubes
mint sprigs, for garnish
blackberries, for garnish
lime wedges, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the mint leaves and blackberries in a large measuring cup or pint glass. Add the simple syrup and lime juice.
  2. Muddle the berries and mint together in the liquid. You want to wind up with a deep purple liquid that's fragrant with mint. 
  3. Stir in the rum and club soda. 
  4. Fill a large rocks glass 3/4 full with ice. Pour your blackberry mojito cocktail through a strainer into the glass. 
  5. Garnish your blackberry mojito with a few fresh blackberries, sprigs of mint, and wedges of lime. Enjoy!
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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.

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