How To Make The Best Blackberry Mojito Cocktail

Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the hot summer days than with a delicious Blackberry Mojito? Made with fresh blackberries, mint leaves, white rum, and lime juice, this cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day!

Blackberry mojito in a tall glass with ice cubes and fresh blackberries for garnish.

One of my favorite things to do at the end of a hot summer day is to sip on a pretty cocktail. And one of my favorites is this Blackberry mojito! This mojito is my spin on the classic mojito – the fruity taste of the blackberries is amazing!

This cocktail is a great way to impress your guests – and it’s perfect for sipping on a patio or by the pool. It will definitely be a big hit at your next happy hour or party!

This cocktail can be made in a single serving or a large pitcher for a crowd, which makes it great for entertaining.

Want more cocktail recipes? Try my Espresso Martini With Baileys, Aperol Spritz 3-2-1, Classic Frozen Margarita, Strawberry Margarita On The Rocks, Chambord Vodka Lemonade, and Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail!

๐Ÿน What is a Mojito? 

A mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has become a popular drink worldwide. It’s a refreshing cocktail that combines the bright flavor of fresh lime juice with the taste of fresh mint leaves.

Traditionally, a mojito is made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint leaves. It’s a simple cocktail that’s perfect for a hot summer day. I added the addition of fresh blackberries to this recipe for a fruity twist.

โค๏ธ Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • It incorporates fresh blackberries for a fruity spin on the traditional mojito.
  • Blackberries give the cocktail a sweet-tart flavor and a beautiful deep red color.
  • Fresh mint leaves provide a refreshing mint flavor that pairs perfectly with the blackberry mixture.
  • It’s the perfect summer drink to cool down on a hot day.
  • Simple ingredients make it easy to whip up at home.
  • Perfect for entertaining guests at your next happy hour or party, and can be made in a single serving or a large pitcher for a crowd.
  • A great way to use up fresh blackberries from the farmer’s market or garden.

๐Ÿงพ Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

Only a handful of simple ingredients are needed to make this fruity cocktail:

Ingredients for a blackberry mojito placed on a wooden table.
  • Fresh blackberries: Fresh blackberries are the star ingredient in this recipe, giving the cocktail its fruity flavor and beautiful color. If fresh blackberries are not available, frozen blackberries can be used instead.
  • White rum is the best option for this recipe, but light or dark rum can also be used.
  • Fresh mint leaves: Fresh mint leaves are essential for a refreshing mojito.
  • Lime wedges: Fresh limes are best for this recipe, but you can also use bottled lime juice or lemon juice.
  • Simple syrup: I used homemade simple syrup made with equal parts water and sugar. It only takes a few minutes to make and is so much cheaper than buying it. And because I love the mint flavor, I added some mint extract to make it mint simple syrup. If you don’t like a lot of mint, just use regular simple syrup. You can also use honey, agave syrup, or your favorite sweetener instead.
  • Soda water: You can also use club soda, sparkling water, or mineral water.
  • Ice cubes. You need ice to put in the cocktail shaker as well as in your serving glass. I like to fill my glass 2/3 full of ice.

See the printable recipe card for quantities and a complete list of ingredients.

๐Ÿน How To Make A Blackberry Mojito

First, make the simple syrup. In a saucepan, heat water and sugar over medium heat until dissolved. No boiling is required; just a few minutes of whisking creates a sweet syrup. Remove from heat and add mint extract, if desired.

If you are not a fan of mint, leave it out. I think it adds an extra layer of flavor. I have made it with mint simple syrup and without, and I think it is much better using mint simple syrup. However, if you are not a fan of minty drinks like this Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, just use regular simple syrup. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let the syrup cool before using.

Water and sugar in a small saucepan.
Mint extract being added to the simple syrup mixture in a small saucepan.

While the syrup is cooling, wash the blackberries and mint leaves thoroughly. Dry with a paper towel.

Now for the fun part. Place mint leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or mason jar and muddle with a muddler or wooden spoon.

Mint leaves and mint simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Mint leaves being muddled in the cocktail shaker.

Add the blackberries and muddle the ingredients until the blackberries release their juices.

The blackberries added to the cocktail shaker.
The blackberries after they are muddled.

Add the white rum and lime juice, and fill with ice. Place the cover on the shaker and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.

White rum being added to the cocktail shaker.
Ice cubes added to the cocktail shaker.

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, 2-3 blackberries, and extra mint leaves. Strain the mixture into the glass.

A tall glass filled with ice cubes, some blackberries, and some mint leaves.
The mojito mixture being poured into the glass.

Top off the glass with soda water. Stir gently to combine.

Soda water being poured into the glass.
A tall spoon gently mixing the drink.

Garnish with a lime wheel and additional mint leaves and blackberries, if desired.

Enjoy!

The blackberry mojito in a glass garnished with blackberries and a lime wheel.

๐Ÿ’ญ Expert Tips

  • Choose plump, sweet berries at their peak of ripeness. 
  • Look for fresh mint leaves that are bright green and aromatic, and avoid wilted or discolored leaves.
  • Adjust the sweetness level to suit your taste by adding more or less simple syrup.
  • Depending on your preference, you can strain the blackberry mixture before pouring it over the ice for a cleaner-looking drink or leave the fruit and mint bits in the drink for a rustic appearance.
  • You can make the simple syrup ahead of time and store it in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks. This makes it easy to whip up a batch of mojitos for a crowd.
  • To make a batch of blackberry mojitos for a crowd, use a large pitcher instead of a cocktail shaker. Simply multiply the recipe to fit the size of your pitcher and stir well to combine. However, adding ice and club soda just before serving is best to maintain the fizz and freshness.
  • Enjoy your blackberry mojito responsibly, and never drink and drive.

โ“ Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen blackberries?ย 

Yes, frozen blackberries can be used instead of fresh blackberries. Just make sure to thaw them before using.

Can I use a different type of rum?

Yes, light or dark rum can be used instead of white rum.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

It’s best to prepare the blackberry mojito just before serving to enjoy its fresh flavors. However, you can muddle the mint, simple syrup, and lime in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, add the rum, ice, and soda water.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the blackberry mojito?

Absolutely! To make a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the white rum and increase the amount of club soda or use a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage as a substitute.

What can I use if I don’t have a muddler?

If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a spoon or a wooden pestle to gently muddle the ingredients. The goal is to release the flavors without crushing them too harshly.

How long can I store leftover blackberry mojito?

The blackberry mojito is best enjoyed fresh. If you have leftovers, I recommend you drink it within a day as the flavor will become diluted, and the drink may lose its vibrancy.

The blackberry in a tall glass with fresh blackberries and mint leaves.

If you tried this Blackberry Mojito Cocktail recipe or any other recipe on our website, please leave a star rating ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ and let us know how it went in the ๐Ÿ“ comments below. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Make The Best Blackberry Mojito Cocktail

A highball glass filled with a blackberry mojito.
Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the hot summer days than with a delicious Blackberry Mojito? Made with fresh blackberries, mint leaves, white rum, and lime juice, this cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day!
Author: Jeri Walker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 10-12 blackberries
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce simple syrup or mint simple syrup *see note below
  • 4 ounces soda water or club soda
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • additional blackberries and mint for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Wash the blackberries and mint leaves thoroughly. Dry with a paper towel.
    10-12 blackberries
  • Place mint leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or mason jar and muddle with a muddler or wooden spoon.
    6 mint leaves, 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Add the blackberries and muddle the ingredients until the blackberries release their juices.
  • Add the rum and lime juice, and fill with ice. Place the cover on the shaker and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
    1 lime, juiced, 2 ounces white rum, 1 cup ice cubes
  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, 2-3 blackberries, and extra mint leaves. Strain the mixture into the glass. Top off the glass with soda water.
    4 ounces soda water
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish with additional mint leaves and blackberries, if desired.
    additional blackberries and mint for garnish

Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
*Simple Syrup: Create homemade simple syrup easily by combining equal parts (ยฝ cup) water and sugar in a saucepan. Whisk together until sugar is dissolved. If desired, add 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract to make mint simple syrup. Cool before using. Store extra syrup in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Double or triple the amounts for larger batches of delicious cocktails.
Expert Tips:
  • Choose ripe and juicy blackberries: Opt for plump, sweet berries at their peak of ripeness.ย 
  • Use fresh mint leaves: Look for fresh mint leaves that are bright green and aromatic, and avoid wilted or discolored leaves.
  • Adjust sweetness: Adjust the sweetness level to suit your taste by adding more or less simple syrup.
  • Muddle gently: When muddling the blackberries and mint leaves, be careful not to overdo it. You want to release the flavors without crushing the ingredients into a pulp.
  • Use a high-quality white rum: Choose a good white rum for the best results.
  • Strain or not: Depending on your preference, you can choose to strain the blackberry mixture before pouring it over the ice or leave the fruit and mint bits in the drink for added texture. Straining will result in a smoother cocktail, while leaving the bits can provide a more rustic appearance.
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint: Garnish the cocktail with fresh blackberries, mint sprigs, and a lime wheel for a beautiful presentation.
  • Make ahead of time: You can make the simple syrup ahead of time and store it in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks. This makes it easy to whip up a batch of mojitos for a crowd.
  • Use a large pitcher: To make a batch of blackberry mojitos for a crowd, use a large pitcher instead of a cocktail shaker. Simply multiply the recipe to fit the size of your pitcher and stir well to combine.
  • Enjoy responsibly: Remember to enjoy your blackberry mojito responsibly and never drink and drive.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating