The combination of fruit, citrus, mint, and rum makes for a deliciously refreshing cocktail with this easy recipe for a Blackberry Lime Mojito. Loaded with flavor, it’s a tasty twist on a classic mojito.
This delightful sip is perfect for summer and beyond. It combines the sweetly tart flavors of fresh blackberries with the aromatic and cooling sensation of fresh mint leaves. These flavors are amplified by the bright flavor of lime juice that’s mixed in a base of white rum and club soda.
And while this cocktail is certainly delicious, it’s also a pretty drink. The colors of the muddled blackberries release into the liquid turning it into lavender and purple shade that’s perfect for adding a bright green slice of lime and a fresh sprig of mint as a garnish. Your eyes will be enjoying this beverage before your taste buds do!
Blackberries – fresh is best, but in a pinch, if they’re out of season, you can use frozen blackberries that have been thawed.
Fresh Mint Leaves – mint is the one herb that’s considered a perfect pairing with blackberries and it gives this drink its refreshing and cooling flavor.
Lime Juice – freshly squeezed lime juice is a must and gives the best tangy flavor.
Sugar – just a dash will add a little sweetness to this cocktail.
Light Rum – You’ll want to use white or light-colored rum for this drink.
Club Soda – it brings the fizz!
Limes and Blackberries – for garnishes
Ice – best served over ice cubes or crushed ice to keep it cool and refreshing.
How To Make Blackberry Lime Mojito
- In a small bowl, muddle the fresh blackberries using a muddler or a wooden spoon to release the fruity juices. Set aside.
- Slap the mint leaves. You can do this by simply clapping them between your hands to release their aromatic oils. Then, place the mint leaves in the bottom of your cocktail glasses.
- Divide and spoon the muddled blackberry mixture on top of the mint leaves in each glass.
- To each, add the rum, sugar, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
- Add crushed ice to each glass and pour the club soda in.
- Garnish each with fresh mint leaves, fresh blackberries, and/or lime wedges or slices.
What Is Muddling?
Muddling means mashing the ingredient(s) to release its juices, oils, or flavors. You can use a muddling tool like this one or use a wooden spoon to gently smash the berries.
What Does Slapping The Mint Or Herbs Mean?
Slapping or smacking herbs is a technique that releases the aromatics and oils of herbs so that they can be infused into the cocktail. The easiest way to do this is to clap the herbs between your palms a few times. You’ll know it works when you smell that amazing aroma of fresh mint!
What Type Of Rum Should I Use?
Typically, mojitos are a clear cocktail, and white or light rum is used. Here, you want to do the same thing since the muddled blackberries will actually color the liquid contents, turning this cocktail into its signature lavender shade. This works best with a light or clear rum. Use your favorite brand.
This Blackberry Lime Mojito is a lovely and fruity twist on a classic mojito that doesn’t have any berries in it. It’s super simple to just switch out the blackberries for another fruit and follow the recipe as is. For example, try this recipe with
Be sure and muddle those berries so you get all the amazing fruity flavor (and color) in your cocktail!
Can I Make This In A Big Batch?
Sure! Just triple or quadruple the ingredients and mix it all in a large pitcher. I would add everything in except for the ice. Keep it refrigerated until ready to serve. Add the ice to each glass and pour in the cocktail. Add your garnishes before serving.
Can This Be Made Into A Mocktail?
Absolutely. Just leave out the rum and double up on the club soda.
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Blackberry Lime Mojito
The combination of fruit, citrus, mint, and rum makes for a deliciously refreshing cocktail with this easy recipe for a Blackberry Lime Mojito. Loaded with flavor, it's a tasty twist on a classic mojito.
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 4 stems fresh mint leaves
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup light rum
- 1/2 club soda
- 1 lime slice for garnish
- Blackberries for garnish
- In a small bowl, muddle blackberries. Set aside.
- Slap mint leaves.
- Place mint leaves in the bottom of the glasses. Divide and spoon the blackberry mixture on top.
- Add rum, sugar, and lime juice and stir to combine.
- Top with crushed ice.
- Add club soda and garnish with mint leaves, lime slices, and blackberries.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 2g