The mojito is a traditional Cuban drink that is sweet and refreshing, with a rum kick. All summer long my herb garden is taken over with a huge patch of spearmint and I couldn’t be happier about it. As one of our most popular drink specials at the Inn, the mojito is delicious on its own or with the addition of berries or other fruits. The blackberries make for a dramatic presentation.
Blackberry MojitoCourse: CocktailsDifficulty: Easy
1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh blackberries
3/4 cup light rum
1 cup club soda
2 sprigs of fresh mint for garnish
- Place the mint and sugar in a mortar and “muddle” it with the pestle. Squeeze in the lime juice and add half of the blackberries. Lightly crush the berries.
- Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker and add the light rum and club soda. Shake to mix.
- Place 4 large cubes of ice in two rocks glasses and divide the drink equally between them.
- Garnish each glass with the remaining blackberries and a sprig of fresh mint.