Whether you’re entertaining guests in your backyard or just want a treat for yourself, these Blackberry Mojitos are going to be your next go-to refreshment. It combines the sweet taste of muddled blackberries with fresh mint, lime juice, and just the right amount of alcohol to pack a punch.

If you don’t have fresh blackberries or want a different flavor profile, also try this blueberry mojito and this watermelon mojito (it’s to-die-for!).

How to Make Blackberry Mojitos

Mastering this classic beverage is easier than you think. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make Blackberry Mojitos:

  1. Muddle the ingredients. Place mint leaves, blackberries and lime juice into a shaker or glass measuring cup. Use a muddler to crush the mint and blackberries.
    Blackberry Mojito
  2. Add the other ingredients. Add the agave and rum and stir to combine.
  3. Strain into glass. Fill a glass with ice. Strain the mixture into the glass.
  4. Garnish. Add the club soda. Garnish with mint sprig and extra blackberries and serve.

5 Tips for Making Better Mojitos

  • Use fresh mint leaves. The key to a good mojito is using fresh mint leaves. If you can’t find fresh mint, you can use mint extract, but the flavor won’t be as good.
  • Use white rum. White rum is the traditional type of rum used in mojitos. It has a light, clean flavor that pairs well with the mint and lime. If you don’t have white rum, you can use vodka.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice. Lime juice is a key ingredient in mojitos and it’s important to use freshly squeezed juice for the best flavor. Bottled lime juice can also work in a pinch.
  • Use simple syrup. Mojitos are traditionally sweetened with simple syrup or sugar. Simple syrup is easy to make at home or you can buy it at most grocery stores. Sugar is also a good option, although it may not dissolve as well in the drink.
  • Muddle the mint leaves. Muddling is a bartending term that means to crush or bruise ingredients to release their flavors. To muddle the mint leaves, place them in the bottom of a glass and gently press on them with a muddler or a wooden spoon.
Blackberry Mojito

How Long Do Blackberry Mojitos Last in the Refrigerator?

While these cocktails are best consumed fresh, they can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days without losing too much of their quality. However, it’s important to note that the longer the blackberry mojito is stored, the more the flavors will start to blend together.

To prevent this from happening, consider storing the drink without ice and adding fresh mint and blackberries just before serving.

What to Serve with Blackberry Mojitos

Blackberry mojitos are made even better with creative food pairings. Here are some options to consider:

  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Chips and salsa
  • Grilled chicken
  • Fish tacos
  • Quesadillas
  • Nachos

Blackberry Mojito

This incredibly easy blackberry mojito recipe uses fresh blackberries, lime, mint and rum for a super refreshing, from scratch cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass

Ingredients 

  • ½ lime, juiced plus lime wheel for garnish
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 8 fresh blackberries, plus extra for serving
  • ½ ounce agave
  • 1 ½ ounces of your favorite rum
  • ½ cup chilled soda water

Instructions 

  • Place mint leaves, blackberries and lime juice into a shaker or glass measuring cup.
  • Use a muddler to crush the mint and blackberries.
  • Add the agave and rum and stir to combine.
  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Strain the mixture into the glass.
  • Add the club soda.
  • Garnish with mint sprig and extra blackberries and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 391IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

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