This refreshing Blackberry Mojito recipe will have you feeling like you are on the beach without a care in the world! Fresh mint, juicy blackberries, and white rum make a simple cocktail that’s perfect for summer.
What is it about a fruity cocktail that instantly transports you to the beach? I don’t know, but every time I take a sip of this refreshing blackberry mojito my cares drift away and I’m on a little mental vacation, imagining the hot sun and sound of waves crashing on the sand.
This refreshing blackberry mojito is the perfect cocktail for your next summer or spring party, loaded with fresh mint, lemon and lime, and plenty of juicy, ripe blackberries.
We love fruity cocktails, like our frozen strawberry margarita and apple cider mimosa, so the last time I made our mojito pitcher recipe I started scheming ways to work in some fresh berries.
Turns out, it’s super simple to doctor up a classic mojito and turn it into a blackberry mojito by muddling some ripe berries with the mint and adjusting the sweetness a bit.
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Blackberries – We prefer fresh, ripe blackberries but this recipe should also work with frozen and thawed berries. You could also swap these out for raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries.
Mint Leaves – These are a key ingredient for a mojito! Fresh mint leaves can be found at most grocery stores, including Walmart.
Citrus – We’re using both lemon and lime in our blackberry mojitos, to really play up the tartness of the blackberries. Fresh is best here.
Simple Syrup – You can find this online or in the cocktail mixer section of most places that sell liquor. You can also make your own by boiling together equal parts water and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. It really couldn’t be easier and it’s the start to our homemade sour mix.
Rum – We’re using white rum here. You could swap in vodka or gin if preferred, but rum is the traditional choice for a mojito.
Sparkling Water – We’ll finish this off with a bit of sparkling water. You could also use club soda here.
What We Love About This Recipe:
- So refreshing and perfect for summer!
- You can easily switch this mojito recipe up to use other fruits and flavors besides blackberry!
- This one is easy to make as sweet as you’d like – just splash in some extra simple syrup.
Tall Glass – Also known as a highball glass. These tumblers are perfect for making mixed drinks!
Muddler – A wooden spoon or spatula can be used in place of a muddler.
Citrus Squeezer – This will make squeezing the fresh lemon and lime juice a whole lot easier!
How To Make A Blackberry Mojito:
Muddle: First up you’ll add the blackberries, torn mint leaves, simple syrup, and freshly squeezed citrus juices to a tall glass. Use a muddler or wooden spoon to muddle together the berries and mint.
This is an important step that will release the flavors in the mint leaves and blackberries.
Rum: Now you can pour in your choice of rum! Use whatever brand you like, or even a different alcohol like vodka or gin if you prefer. White rum is traditionally used here.
Finish: Add some ice cubes to your glass and top it off with sparkling water. Give this a stir and then garnish with more blackberries and mint if you’d like. Serve immediately!
These blackberry mojitos are the perfect way to relax and imagine you are on a beach somewhere.
This popular cocktail originated in Cuba and is traditionally prepared with a white rum, mint, lime juice, and sparkling water/soda water. They are easy to customize with other flavors though, like blackberry!
The good kind! Or whatever you prefer or can afford. White rum is normally used, but dark or spiced rum works too. You can also use vodka or gin instead if you don’t have any rum or don’t like it.
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- 10 blackberries
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup more or less, to taste
- 1/4 cup white rum
- sparkling water
- Add blackberries and torn mint leaves to a glass with lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Muddle together to break up the berries and mint.
- Add the rum and fill the glass with ice.
- Pour sparkling water to fill the glass.
- Stir to combine and garnish with more berries and mint.
- Serve immediately.
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