A mojito is a great rum cocktail everyone should have on the ready-to-make. A flavored mojito makes a fun way to add color and different flavors to the cocktail options. Fresh blackberries are perfect for the combination of limeade, rum, mint for this blackberry mojito.
This is the perfect cocktail for summer barbecues, pool parties, and lake weekends. The ingredients are so fresh in the summer. But don't worry, if you are craving this in the winter frozen blackberries would be great in this recipe too.
What is in a Mojito Cocktail?
A Mojito consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. The ingredients for this blackberry mojito cocktail are familiar go-to base ingredients I use in lots of my cocktails. Here are the ingredients you need for these blackberry mojitos:
- Rum - White rum of your choosing. My go-to is Bacardi but know there are a lot of good craft rums out there too.
- Limeade - Simply limeade is a great mixer to have on hand for a variety of cocktails including mojitos. Limeade is the perfect combination of lime juice and simple sugar.
- Blackberries - Fresh blackberries work best in this but frozen can work as well.
- Sparkling water - Perrier lime mineral water is the perfect sparkling water to top this off.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Blackberry Mojitos
Easy cocktails are my specialty. This mojito cocktail is no different. Here is how to make this is blackberry mojito recipe.
Begin by muddling the blackberries in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
Add the limeade, rum, and lime juice to the shaker. Shake the cocktail to combine for 15 seconds.
Next, fill a highball glass with ice and pour the cocktail through a cocktail strainer.
Finish by topping off with the mineral water. Garnish with a lime slice, blackberry, and mint leaves.
Fun straws or cocktail picks to hold your lime and blackberry make this blackberry mojito cocktail pretty too.
Hint: Store your ingredients, including liquor in the fridge to lessen the ice meltage to water down the mojitos.
Substitutions for Mojitos
If you are drooling over this blackberry cocktail but don't have rum, don't like rum, don't have an ingredient, here are ways to substitute.
- Vodka - Instead of rum, use vodka to make a blackberry vodka cocktail.
- Fresh Lime Juice & Simple Syrup - Don't have limeade, mix ¼ cup with 1 tablespoon of simple sugar.
- Chambord - If you don't want blackberry pulp or don't have any on hand, chambord is a great black raspberry liqueur that can used. Just add one shot to the other ingredients
These substitutes work for other liquors too. This could blackberry recipe could work with tequila too, like with my 3-ingredient margarita.
Variations to Mojitos
If you fall in love with the blackberry mojitos, here are ways to change up a mojito.
- Original Lime Mojito - Leave out the blackberries for an original mojito recipe.
- Pineapple Mojito - add pineapple chunks and a splash of pineapple juice in place of the blackberries for a pineapple mojito.
- Blackberry Mojito Mocktail - just leave out the rum for a great blackberry mojito mocktail.
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Top Tip for Making the Best Cocktails
Keep your booze cold to help reduce the amount of melting ice and then watering down the cocktails.
A Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail. The mojito is made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, citrus, and mint flavors complements the rum, making the mojito a popular summer drink.
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Blackberry Mojito Recipe
- 2 shots white rum
- 1 can Perrier Lime Mineral Water
- 2 shots limeade
- 1 lime
- 6 blackberries
- 4-6 mint leaves
- Place 4-5 blackberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blackerries.
- Filll the shaker with ice, rum, limeade, juice from half a lime. Shake until condensation begins to form on the outside of the shaker.
- Pour the mojito through a cocktail strainer into a highball glass filled with ice and mint leaves.
- Garnish with a blackberry, lime slice, and mint leaves.