A fun summer twist on the classic mojito, this blackberry mojito is made with an easy homemade blackberry simple syrup, mint, lime, rum and club soda! | #mojito #blackberry #blackberrymojito #cocktail #summer #summerdrink
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5 from 3 votes

Summer Blackberry Mojito Recipe

This beautiful mojito is made with fresh summer blackberries, lime juice, mint, rum and club soda.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 218kcal

Ingredients

BLACKBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 - 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz fresh blackberries

MOJITO

  • 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

Instructions

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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 50mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Iron: 1.5mg