Beat the heat this summer with a cool, fruity, and boozy Blackberry Mint Mojito! Fresh blackberries, aromatic fresh mint, rum, and more mix together to create this delightfully refreshing cocktail.
I love a good summer cocktail. When it’s the heat of the day, or after having spent a day in the heat, there’s nothing better than sipping on a cool glass of something sweet (and boozy)! With that being said, I don’t love when cocktails are too sugary.
Fortunately, this simple drink is made flavorful with the natural sweetness of blackberries and just a dash of agave! With the mint in the mix as well, I’d describe this drink as equal parts fresh and sweet tasting. It’s ideal for enjoying when you want something sweet, but not overly so.
Summer is when blackberries are at their ripest, so enjoy them while they’re fresh! Even if you don’t have time to swing by a local farm to pick your own berries (which is always tons of fun), your local supermarket should also be stocked with plenty of fresh, juicy blackberries.
Oh, and if you happen to still have berries leftover, make sure to use them all up with my favorite Blackberry Cake with Cream Cheese!
What You’ll Need:
- Blackberries – The fresher, the better. Grab them from a nearby farm, a farmer’s market, or the produce section of the grocery store. Don’t use frozen berries!
- Mint – Fresh mint is what you’ll need, not dried.
- Soda Water – Ginger beer also works here, so use whichever you prefer.
- Lime Juice – Make sure it’s freshly squeezed, not from the little green bottle!
- Agave – While you can definitely use simple syrup instead, I like the more natural tasting sweetness that agave lends the drink.
- Rum – Measure with you heart. Just keep in mind that if you pour too heavy, like over two shots, all you’ll taste is the rum.
How to Make a Blackberry Mint Mojito
For more detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.
Muddle. Place the berries and mint at the bottom of a lowball glass and muddle.
Add remaining ingredients. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in the soda water, rum, and lime juice.
Enjoy! Give everything a stir, then garnish your glass with more fresh mint, and enjoy.
Can I make Blackberry Mint Mojito in a pitcher? Yes, but here’s the deal. Usually, when you make a big pitcher of drinks, you’re still going to want to drink it quickly if it’s made with a key ingredient like club soda or ginger beer. If you leave it sitting for too long, the bubbles will go flat.
Can I use frozen blackberries? Technically, yes, but I don’t recommend it. Fresh blackberries yield much more flavor. If you do use frozen berries, make sure they’re fully thawed before muddling.
Stay cool all summer long with these cocktails!
Blackberry Mint Mojito
- 3 fresh blackberries
- 2 leaves fresh mint
- 6 ounces soda water, could also use ginger beer
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon agave
- Rum, up to your discretion (1 or 2 shots)
- Fresh mint, for garnish
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- Place the berries and mint in a lowball glass and muddle.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add the soda water, lime, agave, and rum to the glass and stir.
- Garnish with mint and serve.
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