Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by My Back Kitchen
If you’re a fan of refreshing cocktails with a fruity twist, the Blackberry Mojito is sure to be a hit. This vibrant and flavorful drink combines the classic Mojito’s signature blend of mint and lime with the juicy sweetness of blackberries. With its beautiful hue, refreshing taste, and delightful combination of ingredients, the Blackberry Mojito is the perfect beverage to enjoy on a warm summer day or when you’re in the mood for a fruity libation.
Before we delve into the deliciousness of the Blackberry Mojito, let’s take a moment to appreciate the Mojito’s historical roots. This iconic cocktail originated in Cuba and gained international fame for its refreshing combination of mint, lime, sugar, and rum. The Blackberry Mojito builds upon this classic foundation by incorporating blackberries, adding an extra layer of fruity goodness to the mix
Blackberries: The star ingredient of the Blackberry Mojito is, of course, the blackberries. Opt for ripe and juicy blackberries to achieve the best flavor and vibrant color in your cocktail.
Fresh Mint: Mint is a key component of the Mojito family of cocktails, and the Blackberry Mojito is no exception. The aromatic freshness of mint leaves complements the sweet-tartness of the blackberries and adds a refreshing note to the drink.
Lime: The tangy lime juice is an essential ingredient that provides the necessary acidity and bright citrus flavor to balance the sweetness of the blackberries.
Simple Syrup: Simple syrup, a mixture of equal parts sugar and water, is used to sweeten the cocktail and meld the flavors together seamlessly. Adjust the sweetness of the simple syrup to your preference.
Rum: Rum can elevate the flavor profile and provide a hint of tropical richness, however, this is optional and can be omitted for a non-alcoholic version.
Soda Water: Soda water or sparkling water adds effervescence and lightness to the cocktail, making it even more refreshing.
Ice: Ice is crucial for chilling the drink and maintaining its refreshing qualities. It also helps dilute the cocktail slightly, balancing the flavors.
The Blackberry Mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic cocktail, infusing it with the luscious sweetness of blackberries. With its vibrant colors, invigorating flavors, and hint of mint, this delightful drink is perfect for summer gatherings, backyard barbecues, or any occasion where you want to indulge in a burst of berry refreshment. So grab your muddler, mix up a Blackberry Mojito, and let the flavors transport you to a tropical paradise. Cheers!
- 3 oz. lime juice
- 2.5 oz. white rum
- 2.5 oz. simple syrup
- 4 whole blackberries
- 2 oz. sparkling water (preferably lime flavored) or Sprite
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
- In a cocktail shaker, add lime juice, rum, simple syrup, blackberries and mint. Lightly muddled ingredients together and break up blackberries. Add 1/3 cup of ice, cover, and shake well. About 10-15 seconds. Uncover the shaker, keeping the strainer on, and pour cocktail into fine mesh strainer over your prepared glass (filled with ice). Top with sprite/sparking water and stir slightly to incorporate. Garnish with lime, mint leaves, and a whole blackberry.