July 7, 2022

Blackberry Mojito

Prep Time: 5 mins
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This refreshing Blackberry Mojito cocktail is a beautiful take on a classic mojito. It consists of fresh blackberries muddled with fresh mint leaves, honey, lime wedges that's shaken with white rum and topped with a club soda for a nice fizz.

This delicious blackberry mojito recipe is refreshing, full of blackberry flavor, and will easily become your new favorite cocktail!

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blackberry mojito on a serving board with a honey dipper and fresh mint leaves.

Mojitos have always been one of my favorite drinks. A classic mojito recipe is always so refreshing, especially on hot summer days. Think of this as the blackberry version. The addition of blackberries to this this easy summer cocktail gives the traditional mojito a lovely fruity twist.

The sweet and tart flavor or the juicy ripe blackberries with the cool aroma of the fresh mint is such a delightful experience.

It's crisp and sweet, and so easy to make. I love having friends over and making a batch of these, they're always such a hit.

a blackberry mojito in front of a cocktail shaker garnished with mint leaves and sliced figs.

What's in a blackberry mojito?

Think of this recipe as a traditional mojito with a fruity spin. A mojito consists of white rum, mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda.

For this blackberry mojito recipe, you'll need a few of those ingredients, but I used honey instead of simple syrup for extra flavor!

  • Blackberries - you can also use blackberry jam if you don't have fresh berries. About 3 tbsps will do the trick. Blackberry juice works too (see the notes section of the recipe card for exact measurements)
  • Mint leaves - this is the ingredient that makes this refreshing summer cocktail cool and crisp!
  • Honey - you can also use pure granulated sugar or simple syrup if you don't have honey. I just love the natural taste of honey with the blackberries!
  • White Rum - light rum is the most commonly used rum for mojitos but you can use dark rums too. The darker flavors would pair well with blackberries!
  • Lime Juice - for a citrusy tang
  • Club Soda - adds a fizz for the perfect refreshing cocktail
  • Ice Cubes

For the lime juice, I simply squeezed a few lime wedges to get that fresh lime juice taste. I've found that using fresh ingredients is the utmost refreshing, especially during the summer months!

The ingredients used to make a blackberry mojito - blackberries, white rum, honey, mint leaves, club soda, and lime juice.

What You'll Need (Equipment)

If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar or any cup with a lid. Also, if you don't have a muddler, you can use the bottom of a wooden spoon to mash the ingredients together to make this delicious drink.

The measurements for this simple cocktail are provided in ounces, hence as to why I recommend using a jigger. If you don't have a jigger, you can use a tablespoon.

As a rule of thumb, 1 tablespoon = ½ ounce. So 2 ounces of white rum equals 4 tablespoons. You can apply this to all of the ingredients.

a cocktail on a serving board.

How to make a Blackberry Mojito

This easy recipe comes together in about 5 minutes and is the perfect cocktail to make if you're entertaining.

  1. Start by adding fresh blackberries to a cocktail shaker along with mint leaves and honey. Muddle everything together for about 10 seconds, until fragrant and juicy.
  2. Then add lime juice, white rum, and ice. Place the cap on the cocktail shaker and shake for about 10-15 seconds.
  3. Strain over a serving glass / tall glass and top with soda water and ice. (you don't have to strain the mixture, keep the blackberry seeds if you'd like, I love the texture)

How to make a large batch

This recipe is for a single serving, however, you can make a large batch of this blackberry cocktail by multiplying the ingredients and adding everything to a large pitcher.

You may want to use blackberry syrup or blackberry jam to keep the strong blackberry flavor. Also, to get the true mint taste without needed a large batch of fresh mint leaves, you can use mint simple syrup in place or in addition to the mint.

Of note, do not add club soda or ice until you're ready to serve. Also, be sure when making a large batch that you stir the mixture well so that everything is mixed properly! Mixing the ingredients is what makes this a delicious cocktail!

an up close photo of a glass of blackberry mojito

Tips and Variations

  • A couple great ideas on how to spruce up this blackberry mint mojito, add blackberry syrup in place of honey! It'll intensify the blackberry flavor. You should be able to find this at your local grocery store or liquor store.
  • You can also use a homemade simple syrup in place of honey. Here's how to make your own. It's a great thing to have around for the perfect drink.
  • Make virgin mojitos by omitting the rum. You can also add extra blackberries and ginger ale in place of club soda to give this tasty cocktail extra sweetness!
  • If you don't have simple syrup or honey, just use 1-2 tsps of regular sugar instead.

FAQs

Which alcohol is best for mojitos?

Light Rum is best for mojitos but you can also use dark rums for darker/oaky flavors.

What's the best garnish for mojitos?

For this blackberry drink, I garnished with fresh mint and blackberries on a cocktail pick. It makes this classic cocktail so pretty!

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blackberry mojito on a serving board with a honey dipper and fresh mint leaves.

Blackberry Mojito

This refreshing Blackberry Mojito cocktail is a beautiful take on a classic mojito for a berry twist, perfect for summer!
Serving: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Calories: 244kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger
  • muddler
  • Serving Glass

Ingredients

Makes 1 drink:

  • ¼ cup Blackberries
  • 1-2 oz Honey (add more for a sweeter drink)
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 2 oz Club Soda
  • Ice Cubes

Make a large batch:

  • 2 cups Blackberries
  • 1 cup Mint Leaves
  • 1 cup Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Honey or Simple Syrup (add more for a sweeter drink)
  • 1 ½ cups White Rum
  • 1 ½ cups Club Soda
  • Ice Cubes

Directions

How to make a single drink:

  • Add blackberries, honey, and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Muddle together for 10-15 seconds. Then add lime juice, white rum, and ice. Place the cap on top and shake for 10-15 seconds.
  • Pour into a serving glass (strain if you do not like pulp) and top with club soda. Add ice and garnish with fresh blackberries and mint.

Make a Large batch:

  • Add blackberries and mint leaves to a pitcher. Use a large wooden spoon and mash together. Add lemon juice, honey, white rum, and club soda. Mix together.
  • When ready to serve, add ice.

Notes

  • A couple great ideas on how to spruce up this blackberry mint mojito, add blackberry syrup in place of honey! It'll intensify the blackberry flavor. You should be able to find this at your local grocery store or liquor store.
  • You can also use a homemade simple syrup in place of honey. Here's how to make your own. It's a great thing to have around for the perfect drink.
  • Make virgin mojitos by omitting the rum. You can also add extra blackberries and ginger ale in place of club soda to give this tasty cocktail extra sweetness!
  • If you don't have simple syrup or honey, just use 1-2 tsps of regular sugar instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Cuban-Inspired

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