Learn to make the best blackberry mojito, using fresh fruit and mint. Mojitos are the perfect refreshing cocktail on hot days — these can be made with no sugar at all, but I’ve also included some healthier sweetener options!
How to Make a Blackberry Mint Mojito
Summer is for fruity, refreshing cocktails — and they don’t get much better than these healthier blackberry mojitos.
I love mojitos for several reasons:
- Refreshing lime and mint flavors.
- So fun and fizzy!
- Customizable — I adore this blackberry version, but watermelon, mango and raspberry are amazing also!
- No blender required = less clean up when you’re already tipsy!
Anyone can make a mojito! No mixology experience necessary.
These refreshing summer cocktails come together with 5 ingredients:
- Sweet, juicy blackberries ( <– kind of a big deal!)
- Tart and vibrant limes.
- Fresh mint (oh so cooling!).
- Fizzy soda water.
- Rum. Or gin. Or tequila. Pretty much whatever liquor you have on hand or love to imbibe in!
It also helps to have a muddler. A muddler is just a stick with a rounded end that is made to crush things like lime and mint to release their flavors. If you don’t have one, you can certainly find something else to use — the one pictured here is actually not a real muddler, but a tool use for pressing tart dough into a pan — no need to buy a new tool when the mojitos only come out a few times a year at my house!
How do you make a mojito with Vodka?
It’s easy to customize these blackberry mojitos! You can easily switch it up with:
- Vodka: A blackberry mojito can easily be made with vodka by just changing out the rum in the same amount.
- Tequila: Turn this in to a blackberry margarita by swapping the rum for tequila and adding a few tablespoons of orange juice.
- Virgin: Omit the alcohol altogether, and have a fun mocktail to serve to kids. If making these for kids, you might want to double up on the sweetener.
Healthier Sweetener Options
These drinks do not need added sweetener if your blackberries are sweet enough! I like the tart flavor in lime in my drinks, so I adore these without any sugar.
If you do like sweeter drinks, using an unprocessed sugar is recommended! I like using:
- Date Syrup: This is my favorite sweetener. It has an almost neutral flavor, so it’s perfect for naturally boosting sweetness without changing the flavor of your recipe.
- Raw Honey: Buy a lighter colored honey for the lightest taste.
- Stevia or Monkfruit Sweetener: These are a healthy low carb cocktail if you opt to not sweeten them, or choose a noncaloric sweetener.
- 2 limes large, halved
- 2/3 cup blackberries
- 1/3 cup mint fresh
- 3 ounces rum or sub another liquor, chilled if possible
- 1 tablespoon date syrup
- soda water to top
- Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker or large sturdy glass. On top of the ice, squeeze the limes, and then add the limes to the shaker. Also add blackberries, mint, and date syrup.
- Use a muddler to crush the mint and blackberries. Add the chilled rum, and continue to muddle until the mint and berries are well crushed.
- Pour the mixture into two glasses, including pieces of the crushed berries and mint. Add extra ice, and then top with soda water.
Other Healthy Cocktail Recipes:
- Strawberry Basil Mojito, by The Endless Meal
- Watermelon Mojitos, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Orange Dreamsicle Cocktail, by Cooking LSL
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