Is there a better Summer cocktail than an ice cold mojito? NOPE. Something about the cocktail reminds me of warm tropical weather. I suppose it makes me feel like I’m on vacation.
I’ve always loved mojitos, but I think you have to like mint to really like a mojito. You can always cut the mint leaf ingredient in half if you don’t like the flavor (or leave it out). Not sure if you can still technically call it a mojito, but I’m in the business of making my readers happy, so I’ll allow it just once.
I make all my mojitos the same, but muddle in different fruits to get different variations. If you take out the blackberry you’re left with a classic mojito recipe. In this case we have a blackberry mojito, but you could substitute for raspberries, strawberries, mangos, kiwis, blueberries, you name it.
- 2 ounces white rum
- 2 ounces club soda
- ½ ounce lime juice, or 3 lime wedges
- 6-7 mint leaves
- 3 blackberries
- ¾ ounce simple syrup (1 tablespoon of sugar will do)
- Cup of ice
- In a Boston shaker, muddle limes, mint leaves, blackberries, and simple syrup until pulverized. Add rum and ice and shake for 10 seconds.
- Pour contents into a glass (no straining) and top with two ounces of club soda. Stir and garnish with mint leaves and blackberry.