Blackberry Mojito

Have a seat, prop up your feet and enjoy one of these Blackberry Mojitos made with fresh blackberry juice!

Blackberry Mojito from www.thisgalcooks.com This classic drink is made spectacular with the addition of fresh #blackberry juice! wm

I’ll be honest, I’m more of a beer drinker than a liquor drinker. Although, it wasn’t always that way. I used to drink only mixed drinks, preferably rum and coke.  I didn’t like beer. I didn’t like it one bit. Looking back, I can attribute my dislike of beer to only trying mainstream beers such as Bud Light and Coors. Then I met Ken. He got me into drinking beers. He introduced me to good beers such as Yuengling (I know, it’s pretty mainstream but it tastes pretty darn good) Leinenkugels and slowly into other craft beers. Now I’m a beer drinking fool. Not really. I don’t drink all the time but I do enjoy a few once or twice a week.

Blackberry Mojito from www.thisgalcooks.com This classic drink is made spectacular with the addition of fresh #blackberry julie! #mojito wm

One of my favorite mixed drinks is the mojito. Fresh mint and lime are such a wonderful combination. In case you’re unfamiliar with mojitos or just simply don’t know the origin of them, I’ll share a few facts with you (via Wikipedia.org.)

  • The mojito is a traditional Cuban highball.
  • A highball is a mixed drink composed of an alcoholic base and a larger portion of non-alcoholic mixer.
  • A traditional mojito consists of five ingredients: rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water and mint.
  • The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint.
  • Mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the glass.
  • The mojito was a favorite drink of Earnest Hemingway

It’s Friday so today is the perfect day to enjoy one of these drinks. I can picture myself enjoying one of these Blackberry Mojitos after work. I think I’ll need it after how insane this week has been!

What is your favorite type of cocktail?

Blackberry Mojito
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 oz rum
  • ½ lime, quartered
  • 2 tbsp fresh blackberry juice (I pressed the blackberries through a strainer to get the juice)
  • Club soda
  • 2 mojito glasses or 2 tall glasses
Instructions
  1. Place 1 tbsp mint leaves into each mojito glass.
  2. Pour 1 tbsp of the blackberry juice into each glass.
  3. Squeeze a little of 2 lime quarters into each glass. Then drop the lime quarters into the glasses.
  4. Pour 1 tbsp sugar into each glass. Press with a muddler.
  5. Add 2 oz of rum to each glass.
  6. Add ice to each glass until it is ¾ full.
  7. Top off with club soda, shake (I used the glass and a cup since I don't have a fancy mixer) and then add the mixture back to the glasses.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mojito

Blackberry Mojito from www.thisgalcook.comA few more recipes that you may enjoy:

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from www.thisgalcooks.com #shrimp #tequila #tacos 2WM

 

Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes

Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes - www.thisgalcooks.com 2 wm

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Comments

  1. says

    I am definitely a beer snob! I love my micro brewed hoppy goodness! However, there are times, more so in the summer, where a fruity cocktail just sound better! I love the fresh blackberry juice in this drink. I think this will be on my list to try this summer!

    • says

      Oooo so you are into IPAs? I just recently got into them. I wasn’t a fan before. I thought they were too bitter. But now I’ve tried a few and I enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by, Tanya!

    • says

      Thank you, Ashley! I felt the same way many moons ago. Then I finally tried some beers that were actually good! If you happen to have Leinenkugels brand in your area, look for the Berry Weiss. It’s an actually beer that is brewed with berries. It’s pretty darn good!

  2. says

    I love this new twist on mojito! I’m a fan of it and will definitely be making these. I’m not a beer drinker although I love to cook with it. My husband is a beer snob. His favorites are IPAs and Belgium. Have a great weekend Julie! :)

    • says

      Thank you, Anne! I love cooking and drinking beer! Gosh, all this talk about beer makes me want to go pour myself a glass!

      My boyfriend loves the IPAs. I just recently got into them. They were too bitter for me but I guess I’ve acquired the taste. :)

  3. says

    Mojitos are my fav and I’ve made just about every one you can think of, at least I thought! I’ve never considered a Blackberry mojito before, but I just know it’s fab! It would go good with my Blackberry Muffins today :D

    • says

      Thank you, Jen! There are many good beers out there! If you are ever at a bar or restaurant that has a pretty good variety, just ask the bartender if you can sample a few. They usually will let you sample them. Another way I have found new beers that I enjoy is by going to beer classes at Total Wine. You get to try about 12 different beers!

  4. says

    I like beer when it is really hot out, and sometimes something strong in the winter. I really like Belguim beers they have the complexity of wine. But I love a fruity mixed drink and MOjitos are one of my favorites. Never had it with blackberry but it sounds great. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday and cheers.

    • says

      I’m not a huge fan of Belgium beers but there are a few that I have tried that I enjoy. I like the St. Bernadus brand. They are pretty good, especially the one with the blue label. I can’t remember exactly what that one is called.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. says

    Ok, Julie, this looks and sounds like my kind of drink! I have never tried blackberry either, but it sounds just wonderful! Thanks for sharing – pinning! Have a great weekend!

  6. says

    I’m not a beer drinker, well I ‘m not much of a drinker at all :) When I do have a drink, it is something fruity…so this is right up my alley! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend. Have a great week! :)

  7. says

    This looks wonderful! Stopping by to check out your blog from Social Fabric, by the way – welcome to the community!! My husband and I just had Strawberry Mojitos last night and now I am wanting to try Blackberry too! I am also mainly a beer drinker – but summertime equals mojito-time around my house. :) Have a good week!

    • says

      Thank you, Trish. I think fresh mint is probably one of my favorite things. It smells good. It tastes good. It’s just plain good! Thanks for stopping by and pinning. :)

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