Fresh blackberries, mint, simple syrup and soda – simple and refreshing blackberry mojito.
Happy Friday !!!
What are you doing this weekend? Watching the game on Sunday?
I’m all ready for summer right now! Too bad I have to wait a few more months. How about you ?
I know it is still January, but I like drinking mojitos all year long! That’s why toady I’m back with another very easy recipe – Blackberry Mojito.
This drink could definitely be enjoyed year-round.
I don’t always drink rum, but when I do – it is usually in a cocktail like the one I’m sharing today.
It has been on my list to share more cocktail recipes in 2015, so I’m slowly tying to achieve my goal.
I got some fresh blackberries for a dessert recipe I was planning to try and thought making a blackberry cocktail was a great idea!
I know mojito is a Cuban drink, but I usually order them at my favorite Mexican restaurant and I thought this drink would be a great addition to the Mexican inspired recipes I shared this week.
Light, sweet, fruity and refreshing.
Let’s celebrate the weekend with a nice, minty and delicious drink.
I know I’ve mentioned that before, but I really love making mojito with simple syrup. It balances the flavors of this drink very well.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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- For The Simple Syrup:
- (If you’d like to make your own simple syrup, this recipe makes around 1¾ cups)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- For The Blackberry Mojito:
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 6 fresh blackberries
- juice from 1 lime
- 3 oz Bacardi white rum
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 1 cups of ice
- 1/2 cup soda water
- (more blackberries and mint leaves for garnishing)
- Prepare simple syrup, by combining 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bringing it to a boil. Stir to let sugar dissolve and remove from heat. Let syrup cool.
- In a sturdy glass add mint leaves, blackberries, lime juice, rum and simple syrup. With a muddles or a wooden spoon, muddle to extract juices from mint leaves and blackberries.
- Add ice to the glass and top with soda water. Garnish with more fresh blackberries, mint leaves or lime wedges.