These Blackberry Mojitos will quickly become the drink of summer. An easy blackberry simple syrup and all the classic mojito ingredients are all you need for this refreshing cocktail.
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Today I’m bringing you the most refreshing drink. Friends, we have all the best things going on here. Plump, in season blackberries, bright mint, zingy limes, a little white rum and a splash of club soda for sparkle.
They are the perfect combination of fruity, sort of sweet, sort of tart, super fresh and a little fizzy. Can’t you just taste them?!
Blackberry Mojitos Ingredients
Here’s what you will need to make these super refreshing beverages:
Grab a Muddler
If you’re a cocktail aficionado than you probably already have a muddler in your kitchen collection. If not, let me tell you about them. It’s a wooden tool that’s used to smash and bruise ingredients when mixing up a drink.
If you don’t have one, they are cheap and easy to find. This is the muddler I own and love (and it’s less than $6).
Want to make this right now and don’t own a muddler?! You can use the end of a wooden spoon with similar results. The mint might not bruise as well but it’ll do.
Why a Simple Syrup?
Simple syrups are SO easy to make and super important in cocktail recipes.
When you need to add sweetness to a cocktail, you don’t want to add straight granulated sugar. It won’t dissolve properly in a cold cocktail.
So instead you need a sweetened syrup that will mix right into your drink.
How to Make a Simple Syrup
This process is super simple, hence the name. Add the blackberries, granulated sugar and water to a small saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook, stirring every few minutes, for 15 minutes. As you stir, smash the berries to help them soften and release their juices.
Once it’s done, strain it into a clean bowl and allow it to cool. The recipe makes about 2 cups of syrup so keep it stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Now you can make drinks anytime the craving hits. The syrup will keep in the fridge for up to a month.
Side note: this syrup is totally delicious mixed into lemonade or limeade too. Summer perfection.
How to Mix Up Blackberry Mojitos
First we’re starting with the muddling. Place a few blackberries and a couple mint leaves in the bottom of your cocktail glass. Muddle the berries and mint until they are broken up and bruised.
Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and white rum to your glass. Stir it well then top off with a splash of club soda.
Add some ice, throw in a fun paper straw and you have summer perfection.
Mix It Up
Not a fan of blackberries? Can’t find them at the store? No problem.
You can replace the blackberries with strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Use the same measurement that the recipe requires.
They will all taste fantastic with the fresh mint.
More Summer Drinks to Try:
For the Blackberry Simple Syrup:
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
For the Blackberry Mojito:
- 5 blackberries
- 3 mint leaves
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 2 oz. blackberry simple syrup
- 2 oz. white rum
- 2 oz. club soda
- For the blackberry simple syrup: add the blackberries, granulated sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring and smashing the berries every few minutes.
- Place a strainer over a large bowl. Strain the syrup into the bowl. Allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- Place 5 blackberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Mash with a muddler until smashed and bruised. Add lime juice, simple syrup and white rum to the glass and stir until well combined. Add desired amount of ice and top with club soda.