Summer Blackberry Mojito Recipe
This beautiful mojito is made with fresh summer blackberries, lime juice, mint, rum and club soda.
Servings: 1 drink
BLACKBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 - 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 oz fresh blackberries
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves , torn
- 1 1/2 - 2 oz blackberry syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 2 oz club soda
- lime slices
- mint leaves
- fresh raspberries
MAKE BLACKBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP
Add water, sugar and blackberries to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over MED heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to a high simmer, and simmer for about 10 minutes or so.
Remove pan from heat and smash blackberries in the syrup with a potato masher. Let cool 10-20 minutes, then pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Use a rubber spatula to push on the blackberry "mush" to get as much liquid out as you can.
Discard blackberry pulp and store simple syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If kept sealed and refrigerated, simple syrup should last up to 3 weeks or so.
MAKE THE MOJITO
To serving glass, add torn mint leaves and muddle lightly, about 6 turns with the muddler. This step is optional. Add blackberry simple syrup, ice, lime juice and rum. Stir together to combine.
Top drink off with club soda and garnish with a lime slice, blackberry or two, and sprig of mint.
To Make For a Crowd:
Multiply drink ingredient amounts by the number of people to be served. Add blackberry simple syrup, lime juice and rum to a small pitcher and stir together well.
In individual serving glasses, add torn mint and ice. Pour drink mixture over the ice until glass is filled up about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way. Top off with club soda and garnish if desired.
Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 50mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Iron: 1.5mg