Refreshing mint and juicy blackberries are the stars of this fruity twist on the classic cocktail. Blackberry Mojitos call for simple, fresh ingredients perfect for sipping on all summer long!
Are you in the market for a drink that cause you to make the exaggerated, "aaah…" sound after having a sip? If you answered yes, well great news. The recipe is right here.
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Blackberry mojitos are suuuuper refreshing and even easier to make. Gather up some mint, blackberries, rum, sugar, lime, and soda water.
Let's get ready to make a cocktail!
What type of alcohol goes in a mojito?
Rum!! Rum is a liquor made from distilling sugarcane or molasses. For a mojito, you can use whichever rum you prefer. My go-to is a simple white rum. I would recommend not using spiced rum.
What's the difference between a blackberry mojito and a regular mojito?
Two things make this drink special!
The first is the muddling of fresh blackberries. Now is the perfect time to make this drink, the blackberries are in season and super juicy.
Second, I like to use blackberry-infused soda water. Spindrift if you want to name names.
You certainly do not have to, but it adds extra blackberry flavor and the color really pops!
How to make blackberry mojitos
A mojito is a drink that you "build" in the glass. You'll need a muddler (affiliate link) and a heavy-bottomed glass (aka something that won't break easily).
If you don't have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spatula works great. Speaking from absolute experience on that one.
In the glass, muddle the blackberries, mint, and sugar.
Don't be too aggressive!
The point is to bruise the mint and squash the blackberries. (If you're looking to take out your frustrations, try a whiskey smash instead.)
The coarseness of the sugar pressed into the mint will bruise the herb so you just end up with mild flavor rather than tiny pieces of mint floating through your drink.
Add your rum of choice to the glass, fill with ice, and top with soda water. Don't forget a big, fresh sprig of mint for the garnish.
Phew! Glad all that work is done and now there's a refreshing mojito to sip on!
Do you leave the muddled ingredients in the glass?
Yes. The mint should still be mostly whole and not get stuck in the straw. The blackberries will still be somewhat intact. I like to think of them as a bonus snack with my cocktail.
Can it be made non-alcoholic?
Absolutely! Leave out the rum and enjoy a casual, tasty mocktail that's not too sweet and just enough bubble.
What do you serve with blackberry mojitos?
Blackberry mojitos are super versatile and can really go with any snacks! My favorite time for a mojito is about this time in summer. It's August, it's really hot most of the time, and here in New England that usually means it's also ridiculously humid.
I'd pair them up with any time of casual social gathering where there are lots of appetizers and picky food.
Blackberry pineapple salsa is a perfect way to use up any leftover blackberries. Pulled pork sliders, carnitas tacos, and grilled hamburgers pair well too because the mojito is so light and refreshing!
How will you be enjoying yours? Happy hour? Just for fun? Entertaining? Be sure to let me know if you made this recipe in the comments and by leaving a star rating! Thank you!
- 3 large blackberries
- 2 ounces white or gold rum
- 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
- 4 large mint leaves
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice (about ½ lime)
- 4 to 6 ounces blackberry soda water or plain soda water
- Build the cocktail in a heavy bottom cocktail glass, like a collins glass or old fashioned glass. Add the sugar, mint, and blackberries. Muddle the 3 ingredients together, slightly juicing the blackberries and "bruising" the mint to release the flavor. Try not to mash it into a million pieces.
- Top the muddled ingredients with rum. Fill the glass with ice - preferably crushed.
- Top with blackberry infused soda water or traditional club soda. Garnish with a large mint sprig and extra blackberries.
- To make this a refreshing mocktail, just leave out the rum and make it according to the instructions.
- Make your own crushed ice by smashing regular ice cubes in a zip bag with a mallet.
- The amount of soda water may vary depending on how many ounces your glassware holds.