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Wedding Signature Cocktail: Blackberry Mojito

We had a request on our Facebook page from our friend Sue for a signature cocktail for a wedding. Specifically, a blackberry mojito to compliment the couple's wedding colors of plum and pale green. This recipe from our friends at Driscoll's Berries is just perfect for 1 or 100... or more!

A mojito is typically made one or two at a time. If you are serving in a dispenser, you will have to strain the mixture so the berries do not clog the spigot. You can float whole berries and mint on the top after you put it in the dispenser as garnish. You don't have to strain the cocktail if you are serving in a pitcher.

Blackberry Mojito using Driscoll's fresh blackberries is the perfect wedding cocktail!BLACKBERRY MOJITO

For 2

12 large blackberries

12 mint leaves

4 teaspoons sugar

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

3 ounces light rum (you can substitute vodka if you like)


Club soda

Lime wedge, mint, and blackberries for garnish

Chill two glasses. Put the mint and the berries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the sugar. Use a wooden spoon to muddle (bruise) the mint and crush the berries. Add rum, lemon and lime juice. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled. Put mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. Add ice. Strain the cocktail over the ice. Top with club soda for a little sparkle.


Serves 50 (approx 4 ounce servings)

5-6 pints blackberries plus some for garnish

4 bunches mint leaves plus some for garnish

6 cups sugar

4 cups cold water

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice

6-7 cups light rum (depending on how strong you want the drinks. This is based on 1 ounce per drink which is light. Add more if you like. You can also substitute vodka if you prefer)


2 bottles of chilled club soda (to taste)

Put the berries in the bottom of a container with the sugar. Use a wooden spoon to crush the fruit. Add the mint and gently muddle to release the essence of the mint. Add 4 cups of water and stir well to make sure the sugar is dissolved completely. Refrigerate and let sit for at least an hour. If you are using a dispenser with a spigot, you will need to strain off the mixture so the skin from the berries and the mint leaves do not clog the dispenser. Add the strained mixture to your dispenser. Add rum, lemon and lime juice. Fill with ice. Stir well. Top off with a bottle of club soda- to taste. Float mint leaves, lime wheels, or blackberries in the dispenser as garnish. Or thread berries onto a cocktail skewer and have those ready in glasses filled with ice. Then guests can help themselves to the beverage.

Martie's Tips: To make this easier, I usually just put the berries, sugar, and water in a large container. Then whir them together with my immersion blender. I strain off the seeds and any flesh remaining and am left with the juice.  

Often, I will chill or even freeze my drinks for a party so I need less ice and the beverages are not as diluted. For this one, you can freeze lime juice or lemon juice into ice cubes and use that in lieu of adding the juice to the recipe.

You can also substitute mint simple syrup to make this process easier. Get the recipe....

Prefer the classic mint mojito recipe? Try mine! Make Classic Mint Mojitos for 12


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