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Blackberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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The classic mojito recipe gets a refreshing twist with the addition of blackberries! Give this Blackberry Mojito recipe a try this summer for a fun and refreshing twist!

Add our other summer cocktails to your must-make list! My favorite? My Limeade Margaritas and Frozen Strawberry Margaritas. Perfect for a single serving or easily doubled for a crowd!

top down image of a blackberry cocktail with fresh berries and mint on the side

RECIPE FEATURES

  • Fruity Cocktail: The blackberry flavor is strong and delicious in this homemade mojito.
  • Perfect For Beginners: You cannot mess this one up. Great for parties or crowds.
  • Easy To Customize: Swap the berries for blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.

This cocktail is my faaaaaaaavorite. It is beautiful, refreshing, and loaded with delicious flavor. Seriously, you are going to be blown away at how amazing this flavor trio truly is. The lime and blackberries add a tart start, the syrup sweetens things up, and the mint gives you that final fresh taste! I have made these over and over and love them a little more each and every time.

If you chose to make the alcohol free version you even get the added bonus of coconut! Yes, it is optional, but if you have the syrup around you’ll want to stir it in.

shot glass filled with rum on a white wooden table

MOJITO INGREDIENTS

The secret to a tasty cocktail is in the ingredients. Make sure you use FRESH ripe berries and mint. That paired with lime and simple syrup is key to a flavor packed drink.

  • Mint: Fresh mint is the only way to go with this recipe. Don’t skip it. It pairs with the berries and lime to give you such a refreshing and delicious cocktail.
  • Blackberries: Fresh berries work best. However, in the off season I use thawed frozen fruit. Since it gets muddled, you don’t miss out on too much.
  • Lime: Again, fresh is best. But in a pinch you can use bottled lime juice.
  • Sugar or simple syrup: You can muddle the berries with granulated sugar, or use a simple syrup. Personally, I prefer the syrup. You can buy premade simple syrup (affiliate) in stores or make your own.
  • Rum: The type of rum you want to use will depend on your preference. I find that you can never go wrong with the liquor store workers recommendations.
  • Club soda: A little fizz goes a long way. Topping things off with club soda tones down the rum just enough and makes this a sip-able drink that is almost irresistible.
simple syrup in a measuring spoon over a glass of muddled blackberry

SIMPLE SYRUP FOR COCKTAILS

The syrup in this drink is AMAZING. I included a non alcoholic mojito recipe for all of my friends that want something without rum. It is so delicious either way you make it. 

  1. Boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar until fully dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in lime zest with 1/4 cup mint leaves.
  3. Cool to room temperature, strain, and refrigerate.
muddled blackberries in glasses with mint leaves

HOW TO MAKE BLACKBERRY MOJITOS

  • PREP: Measure out ingredients, slice and juice limes, and get glasses ready.
  • MUDDLE: Add berries and mint to the bottom of glasses. Squeeze lime juice over the top and muddle with a muddler (affiliate) or the back of a spoon until mashed and fragrant.
  • TOP OFF: Fill the glass with ice over the top of the mashed berries. Add a bit of lime simple syrup and rum.
  • SERVE: Pour club soda into each glass just before serving and enjoy!

HELPFUL TOOLS

  • Cocktail Glasses: I’m a fan of 11oz glasses (affiliate) with fancy designs. This set is my go-to because it is beautiful and used almost daily, even for non-alcoholic options.
  • Muddler: Liked above, I’m a fan of muddlers. However, I’ve lost mine countless times and found a spoon or the back of a shot glass will work just as well.
  • Pitcher: Making this for a crowd? Serve in a cocktail pitcher (affiliate)!
glass filled with a blackberry mojito topped with fresh lime, berries, and mint

COCKTAIL MAKING TIPS

What is the best rum for mojitos?

There are many, many rums out there. And a lot of them would work well in this recipe. Our favorites happen to be Bayou Silver or Caña Brava.

Can I use other fruits?

Yes! Swap the blackberries for blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mango, or even kiwi! All will give you a flavor packed drink that is absolutely delicious.

Can you buy simple syrup for cocktails?

Yes, however the syrup used in this recipe contains mint and lime. It adds flavor, so be sure to adjust the recipe accordingly.

Do I need a muddler for cocktails?

Nope. While they do come in handy, you can use a spoon or the bottom of a tall shot glass.

Can you make this in a pitcher?

Absolutely. Muddle all of the blackberries, mint, and lime juice in the bottom of a pitcher. Stir in the rum and simple syrup. When ready to serve, fill with ice and top off with club soda.

Can this be non-alcoholic?

Yes. Leave out the rum but add a splash of coconut syrup.

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Blackberry Mojito Recipe

Blackberry Mojito Recipe

Yield: 6 glasses
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
The classic mojito recipe gets a refreshing twist with the addition of blackberries! Give this Blackberry Mojito recipe a try this summer for a fun and refreshing twist!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 1-2 limes, cut into slices
  • white rum or coconut syrup
  • blackberries
  • ice
  • club soda

Instructions

  1. Boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in your lime zest with the 1/4 cup mint leaves. Cool to room temperature, strain, and refrigerate.
  2. When ready to serve, place 2-3 blackberries into the bottom of a cocktail glass with 2 mint leaves. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into your glass and muddle with the back of a spoon.
  3. Stir in 2 tablespoons of your mint lime syrup.
  4. Top with ice, 1 shot of rum (or coconut syrup to taste), and club soda.

Notes

Make this in a pitcher: Muddle all of the blackberries, mint, and lime juice in the bottom of a pitcher. Stir in the rum and simple syrup. When ready to serve, fill with ice and top off with club soda.

Non Alcoholic Version: Leave out the rum but add a splash of coconut syrup.

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Isabella

Friday 4th of November 2016

I adore mojitos, yours looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect for the autumn!

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