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Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

What more do I need to say: blackberries and mojitos. Cocktails have taken on a wonderful new life recently. All over, people are experimenting and creating delectable drinks that anyone can replicate! With the temperature finally catching up to the calendar, we’re rolling out the warmer-weather drinks to cool off! A mojito is classically summer with fresh, crisp mint and lime flavors paired with just the right amount of fizz. For a touch sweetness and a kick of citrus, we’ve added blackberries and lime zest.

FOR ONE SERVING:

  • 5 blackberries
  • 10 mint leaves
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 2-4 ounces white rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water dissolved over heat)
  • Club soda
  • Ice

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

Throw the blackberries, lime zest, and mint leaves into the bottom of a glass and muddle.

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

EXPERT TIP:

A muddle is a bar tool used to crush ingredients together. The purpose is not to break apart the ingredients, only to crush them to release the oils and flavors. If you donโ€™t have a muddle, no worries. Use the back of a wooden spoon instead.

Donโ€™t worry about over-mashing the blackberries. You want all the juices and flavor to escape, so crush away!

After muddling, add simple syrup, rum, a few cubes of ice, and lime juice. Stir.

If you don’t want an alcoholic beverage, simply skip the rum. It will still taste wonderful, just without a special “kick.”

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

Top off with club soda and enjoy.

Cocktail Hour: Blackberry Mojito | The Gray Boxwood

Garnish with a few blackberries and a mint sprig if you desire a pretty presentation.

Simple. Classic. Spring.

Images by The Gray Boxwood

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  • Naomi Batzer
    April 26, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Hello,

    I’m a writer for a student-run blog called Spoon University. I am writing an article about mojitos and would love to use one of your pictures from this post in my article. I will of course give you proper credit. Please let me know if that’s okay with you.

    • Joel
      April 27, 2015 at 8:24 AM

      Hi Naomi! I just took a look at Spoon University – what a neat site! Feel free to use any of our mojito pictures for your article. Looking forward to reading it!