Blackberry Mojito Recipe


What to do with blackberries?

Make blackberry syrup,

then make a blackberry mojito!

Last year I spent two days cutting down blackberry vines. This year, they're back in full force. I read that dumping boiling water on the roots will kill them, but I haven't tried this yet.

I'm trying to live off my land as much as possible this summer - I have blackberries everywhere - they're food, might as well eat them - or drink them!

Here's how to make a blackberry mojito. I adapted Natalie's recipe from Tastes Lovely and Dana's recipe from Minimalist Baker to suit my taste.


2 oz rum

2 oz blackberry syrup

soda water

7-10 mint leaves

1/2 lime (quartered)

1 cup crushed ice


In a highball glass - add mint leaves, lime wedges, rum and blackberry syrup. Muddle with the base of a wooden spoon if you don't have a muddler. Make sure the limes are muddled, and the juice is squished all through that goodness. Stir it up a bit. Add crushed ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a wedge of lime. Stir it up from time to time as you're cocktailing - it keeps the melting ice flavoured with the blackberry mint lime rum goodness!

Check out my Pinterest for more cocktails.