Saturday, June 02, 2012

Friday Night Cocktail: Blackberry Mojito

Sorry for the delay on this post - its usually ready to go by at least midday on Fridays...but I have been having issues with my blog and wasn't able to post this until 1:00 AM this morning!!

The blackberry bushes in our back lane are brimming with blossoms, which the bees have been busy pollinating. In just over a month I can look forward to dressing in my coveralls and braving the prickles to harvest oodles of ripe berries.

In the meantime, the mint has sprouted and is begging to be picked and incorporated into something good. Fresh blackberries will be a little while yet, so I figured - why not at least crush that crisp fresh mint into a refreshing Mojito and add some blackberry liqueur with the rum and a handful of frozen berries for a delicious twist on this classic Cuban drink?

...And that is exactly what I did!

Here's the scoop:

Blackberry Mojito
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
5 fresh mint leaves, roughly torn
1/4 lime sliced thinly
5-6 blackberries
Sparkling mineral water

Place rum and blackberry liqueur in tumbler over ice. Add mint, lime slices and blackberries. Top with sparkling water. Stir to blend. Enjoy!


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