This blackberry mojito recipe is minty fresh, with the best sweet tart flavor! This berry spin on the classic is a must-try.

Blackberry Mojito

Nothing says summer drink more than the carefree Mojito. We’ve been trying all the fruity spins on this classic Cuban recipe. What better to round out our berry variations than this Blackberry Mojito? It’s tangy and sweet tart, with just the right ripe berry nuance. Muddling blackberries and mint makes the best summery aroma: you won’t be able to wait to take the first sip!

What’s in a blackberry mojito?

The blackberry mojito is a fruity spin on the Mojito: a classic cocktail invented in Havana, Cuba. The modern version of the drink was invented in the 1930’s, though its origins stem back hundreds of years. It took off in the 1930’s Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize it in America. There are many twists on the classic version, from coconut to strawberry. This berry version simply muddles blackberries into the classic drink. Here’s what you’ll need:

Blackberry Mojito

How (and why) to muddle

The best way to infuse fruit and herb flavors into a cocktail? Muddling. Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. For the blackberry mojito, you’ll muddle the mint and blackberries, then add the remaining ingredients. Here’s what to do:

  • Use a cocktail muddler. It’s the right tool for the job! It’s easiest with a cocktail muddler like this one, or you can use an unfinished wooden spoon.
  • Muddle the mint first. This helps to release the oils of the mint before adding liquids.
  • Add the blackberries and muddle again. Smash the berries until they form a juice. Then add the ingredients, shake with ice, and strain out the drink. Don’t have a cocktail shaker? You can use a glass jar with a cover (poke holes in the lid to strain it out).

Make a blackberry mojito pitcher (for 8!)

Making blackberry mojitos for a crowd? Try making a Mojito Pitcher! It takes quite a while to shake up drinks to order. But if you make a pitcher, you’ve got 8 drinks at once! Here’s what to do for this variation:

  • Mash 2 cups blackberries.
  • Make the Mojito Pitcher recipe, and use a strainer to strain the juice from the muddled blackberries into the pitcher with the mint syrup.
  • Add additional blackberries to the pitcher as a garnish.
Blackberry Mojito

More mojito variations

There are so many creative ways to mix up your Mojito! Pick a fruit, and we’ve got a Mojito recipe! Try one of the following:

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Blackberry mojito

Blackberry Mojito


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This blackberry mojito recipe is minty fresh, with the best sweet tart flavor! This berry spin on the classic is a must-try.


Ingredients

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  • 6 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • ¼ cup blackberries (about 6 to 8 medium berries)
  • 2 ounces* white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 to 4 ounces soda water
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add the blackberries and muddle again.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
  3. Place ice into a glass, and strain in the liquid. Top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with additional mint leaves and blackberries.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Blackberry mojito

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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