Blackberry Smashed Mojito

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Mmmmmm Mojito’s - I know it’s only Thursday but I can pretend it’s Friday right? So it’s been a long while since I have posted a cocktail recipe and so today I figured all of that should change.

So let's talk Mojitos. I use to think I hated them and that they tasted like toothpaste, but that was before I actually tried one and realized that they don’t taste like toothpaste at all! They are super refreshing and perfect, especially on a hot day. They are always my go-to vacation cocktail, though I do tend to worry about how annoying bartenders think I am when I order one. Maybe it’s because I watch too much Vanderpump Rules and they are either always refusing to make them, or claiming to be out of mint. But so far, I have never actually been refused, so I’ll just keep on ordering and see what happens!

Now, while I classic mojito is great, it also pairs really well with additional flavours - especially blackberries. Plus I love how purple the drink actually becomes, it makes me feel like a kid because I don’t know about you but I rarely drink bright purple beverages any more!

The other great think about this cocktail is that you can make it as sweet or not as sweet as you want. I gave you the option to either use soda water and a little sugar or lemon/lime soda, but you can always mix the two together or, pick up some sparkling limeade and switch it up altogether.

So next time you have a big bundle of mint whip one of these little beauties up and pretend it’s Friday any day of the week!

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prep time 5 minutes

total time 5 minutes

servings 1

Ingredients

4 blackberries

4 mint leaves

1/4 lime

1 tsp sugar (optional)

2 oz white run

soda water or lemon lime soda

Instructions

In a cocktail glass place blackberries, mint leaves and sugar (if using soda water rather than lemon lime soda) - muddle until blackberries are fully broken down. Squeeze in the juice of 1/4 lime then add in white rum, ice, and top with soda water or lemon lime soda. Serve immediately.

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