Blackberry Mint Mojito
Light, refreshing blackberry mint mojitos, with a subtle ginger flavor, bold blackberry, and just the right amount of lime and mint to take it from good to great! These are so stinking good. And you can make them with or without alcohol, and they are good either way!
This is the kind of cocktail/mocktails that is easy to make, but is loaded with flavor. These have blackberries, mints, lime, ginger beer, a hint of vanilla, and sparkling water. And the fun sugar rim not only makes them visually appealing, but adds fun flavor too!
Let’s Talk About The Flavor
I have to say I had a hard time deciding if I was going to call these a mule or a mojito because they have the lime and mint, but also ginger beer. So I may have named them inappropriately, but the flavor is where it is at.
This cocktail is sweet but not too sweet, has a ton of depth of flavor, the lime cuts through the sweetness, the vanilla makes it rich and full, the berries not only add gorgeous color and natural sweetness, but make it tart. The ginger beer gives it a little spice and the mint rounds the whole thing out to make it fresh and amazing.
This is the kind of cocktail or mocktail you want to gulp instead of sip because it just tastes so good. And you can make it in batches or individual glasses.
Can You Add Alcohol?
Yes! When I first developed this recipe, I made it as a mocktail for Dry January, for a partnership I did with Torani on Instagram. But it was so good, and so fun, I keep making them over and over.
So, you can keep these as a mocktail, which are so fun for kids, family dinners, or big parties, or you can simply add 1 ounce of Vodka (Titos is what I recommend), and stir or shake it all together.
- 1 ounce of Vodka
- or 1 ounce of Rum–coconut rum is a fun variation on this!
Do you Shake this Mojito?
No, you certainly can, but you muddle the mint and the blackberries, so you simply pour over and stir for this one. I like to use large cocktail ice cubes to keep things cool without watering it down. And give it a good enough stir to get all the flavors to combine.
Shake if you want, but you don’t need to!
Why Garnish is So Important:
One of my favorite parts of this drink is it is so visually stunning.
- Sugar Rim: This rim is really special. Not only are we dipping the rim in sugar to add a little extra flavor, but we are flavoring that sugar with lime and mint. By mixing it all together in a food processor, it flavors the sugar and adds flavor to the drink.
- Fresh Fruit: The blackberries and the mint in the mojito just make it gorgeous, and adding a garnish just gives it a visual pop. The garnish offers limes, mint, and blackberries that sit across the top.
Making the Sugar Rim
Let’s talk about how you make that sugar rim. Yes you make the flavored sugar in the food processor, but how do you get it to stick to the rim of the glass? There are several options, but my favorite is to use the same flavoring syrup you use in the drink. Not only does it hold the sugar on better than water, but it also imparts additional flavor to the drink as a whole.
- Make 2 separate shallow dishes:
- Torani Syrup in one
- Flavored sugar in the other
- Dip the rim of the glass in the syrup, and swirl it around the outside, being careful it doesn’t drip down the sides and make the glass sticky.
- Dip it into the sugar mixture, twisting it around until it is coated completely.
Tips for Making Mojitos:
- Muddle: This gives you more flavor. Muddling directly in the glass means the oils from the mint flavor the drink instead of the container you mix the drink in.
- Use Large Cocktail Ice: This allows your drink to be cool, but not watered down, as they melt slower.
- Find your Favorites: Use your favorite ginger beer, and favorite sparkling water to make this a drink you love.
Other Fun Drinks:
- Sweet and Sour Mocktail
- Pineapple Mojito
- Cranberry Apple Raspberry Brunch Punch
- Raspberry 7 Up Punch
Blackberry Mint Mojito (Mocktail)
- 2 Limes zested
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1 Tbs Mint Leaves chopped
- Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup
- 2 Blackberries
- 2 Mint Leaves
- ½ Lime squeezed
- 3 ounces Ginger Beer
- ½ ounce Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup
- 2-4 ounces Sparkling Water
- 1 ounce Vodka optional, if making a mocktail
- 2 Blackberries
- 1 Slice of Lime
- 1 Mint Leaf
- In a food processor combine lime zest, sugar, and mint leaves, and pulse until finely chopped and combined.
- In a shallow dish pour a few ounces of Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup, and in a separate shallow dish put sugar mixture.
- Dip the rim of a 12 ounce glass into the Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup, and swirl it around the edges.
- Now dip into the sugar mixture to create a sugar rim.
- Add blackberries and torn mint leaves to the glass, and muddle.
- Add ice cubes to the glass
- Squeeze the juice from half a lime into the glass
- Add 3 ounces of ginger beer, and ½ ounce of Torani Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup. And vodka if adding it.
- Stir to combine, then top glass off with sparkling water to taste.
- Top with a fun blackberry, lime and mint skewer, and enjoy!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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