Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
301 Calories
1g Fat
52g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 113mg 566%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 629mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The mojito is a rum cocktail made of rum, lime, mint, sugar, and club soda that originated in Cuba. It's a cool, crisp, and refreshing drink that's perfect for summer. Adding fresh blackberries gives the original drink a fun twist, and this blackberry mojito recipe is incredibly easy to make.

The blackberry mojito is a great way to use fresh blackberries and mint at the peak of the summer season. The berry's sweet-tart flavor is an absolute delight against the mojito's minty-lime taste, and the muddled berries give the drink a captivating deep red color.

This tasty blackberry cocktail can easily become a favorite mojito variation to enjoy all summer. Mix one up for yourself or fix a round for friends. It's easy to double or triple the recipe, and skipping the rum creates a fabulous mocktail that everyone will enjoy.


  • 6 fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish

  • 6 to 8 fresh mint leaves, torn

  • 3 lime wedges

  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar

  • 2 ounces light rum

  • 2 to 3 ounces club soda

  • Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

  • Lime slices, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Blackberry Mojito
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  2. In a double old-fashioned glass or tumbler, add 6 blackberries along with the torn mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar. Muddle well to mash the fruits and dissolve the sugar.

    Muddling a Blackberry Mojito
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  3. Add the rum.

    Mixing a Blackberry Mojito
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  4. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with club soda.

    Mixing a Blackberry Mojito
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  5. Garnish with a few blackberries and lime slices and a sprig of fresh mint.

    Blackberry Mojito
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  • Muddling is the bartending technique of mashing fruits, herbs, and other fresh produce with a muddler to release their flavors. It's often done with sugar or a splash of liquid before the liquor and other ingredients are added to the drink. If you don't have a muddler, a spoon will work, though it's not quite as efficient.
  • Blackberries will stain wood and other porous surfaces. If possible, avoid using a wood muddler for this drink or wash it immediately with warm, soapy water.
  • Light rum is the most common choice for any mojito. Aged rum adds a darker, oaky foundation that pairs well with this recipe's blackberries. No matter which style you choose, the best rum for a mojito is mid- to top-shelf, preferably one that you enjoy drinking on its own or in other cocktails.
  • Make two or three drinks at once by lining up the glasses and working your way down the line as you complete each step.

Recipe Variations

  • Double up on the blackberry flavor by adding 1/2 ounce of crème de mûre or another blackberry liqueur. If you don't have fresh blackberries, pour a full ounce of the berry liqueur.
  • Switch from rum to vodka if that's your liquor of choice. Flavored vodkas are fun in this mojito as well; blackberry pairs well with other berries, peach, and vanilla.
  • To make a pitcher of mojitos, it's easiest to use a mint simple syrup and lime juice. Mash a cup or so of blackberries in the pitcher, then add 1 1/2 cups light rum, 1 to 1 1/2 cups each of mint syrup and fresh lime juice, and about 2 cups of club soda.
  • For a nonalcoholic blackberry mojito, skip the rum and add more soda. Switch to a sweeter soda, such as ginger ale, if you like.

How Strong Is a Blackberry Mojito?

Muddling blackberries adds a lot of juice to the cocktail, and that keeps the alcohol content in check. On average, with an 80-proof rum, this blackberry mojito should be in the 11 percent alcohol by volume (ABV, 22 proof) range. That's normal for a mojito and similar to drinking a glass of wine.

What Can You Use Instead of Mint in a Mojito?

Blackberries don't pair well with other types of herbs, so mint really is your best option in a blackberry mojito. If you need to preserve fresh mint before it wilts, capture its cool taste in a mint syrup. It will keep in the fridge for several weeks, if not longer.