If you are looking for a refreshing blackberry cocktail for summer then this Blackberry Lemonade Mojito will be perfect! Fresh muddled blackberries and mint are mixed with lemonade, sparkling soda water, and rum for a cocktail that is SO refreshing and even great as a mocktail recipe.
*Blog post originally shared July 19th, 2018 and updated March 25, 2020*
Have you ever had a cocktail with muddled fruit? If not, it will change your life! I still remember the first time I had muddled fruit in a cocktail and was like- HOLY WOW! It was back at my favorite restaurant in Boston, Cuchi Cuchi (side note: If you ever visit Boston, DEFINITELY grab a drink here). Not only does it make this fresh blackberry cocktail pretty, but it adds awesome flavor too!
Luckily there are only 6 ingredients needed to make this refreshing blackberry rum cocktail!
- Fresh blackberries
- Fresh mint
- Rum (or vodka to make this as a blackberry vodka lemonade)
- Soda water (or blackberry cider for a fun twist)
Steps to make a blackberry lemonade cocktail:
Making a simple fruit mojito at home is actually SO easy and it really makes the perfect summertime cocktail to entertain!
I made this recipe a few years ago for my 27th Birthday party and actually served it in a big pitcher, so I know it can be a great make-ahead cocktail. It also happens to be incredibly easy to make in one glass for those days you just need a refreshing cocktail all to yourself.
First, muddle the blackberries and mint
This is where that fresh flavor comes from. For one cocktail I muddle ¼ cup fresh blackberries and about 3 springs of mint.
If you're making muddled fruit cocktails often, I recommend investing in a Muddler. However, you could honestly do this step with a spoon if you don't have a muddler.
Add in the rum, lemonade, and soda water
After that, add in the rum. I use 1.5 oz per cocktail so it's not too strong. Next comes the lemonade and soda water. You could definitely use homemade lemonade here, but to make things easier I used store-bought lemonade. The lemonade I used was sweetened, but if you are looking for a lighter low-calorie cocktail an unsweetened lemonade will also work.
After that comes the soda water! I used to use La Croix for this recipe, but we recently invested in a SODA STREAM to be more environmentally conscious. Can I just say- it is AWESOME!? Seriously it creates perfectly fizzy soda water in seconds and is also MUCH less expensive than buying soda in a can.
I've also replaced the soda water in this recipe with Blackberry cider and OMG it was good. Definitely try that if you can find any!
Last, add in crushed ice
I love this blackberry mint mojito with crushed ice! I know it sounds silly, but I truly think the style of ice you choose for your cocktails matters. For mojitos and my Tequila Smash I always use crushed ice.
FAQ & Substitutions:
Can I make this recipe as a mocktail?
For sure! This recipe is also great for making a great homemade blackberry lemonade to enjoy on a warm summer night. No rum needed!
Does this cocktail work with other berries?
Also, yes! I have tried this combo with muddled raspberries and strawberries and WOW it is good. This blackberry mojito serves as a great base recipe to make any homemade lemonade mojito.
Is it possible to make this cocktail with another alcohol?
While I haven't tried it, I don't see why not! While I prefer this mojito with rum, I bet vodka or tequila would go really well in this recipe!
I am just sitting here imagining you all drinking these Blackberry Lemonade Mojitos outside on a warm summer night. There's nothing quite like muddled blackberries , fresh lemonade, & muddled mint for the ultimate refreshing summertime cocktail. Enjoy!
Looking for summer recipes to pair with this berry mojito? If so, check out these other SGTO summertime favorites!
- 8 oz lemonade (homemade or store bought works)
- 6 oz soda water or blackberry cider
- 3 oz rum
- ½ cup fresh blackberries
- 6-8 leaves fresh mint
- Fill two 12 oz glasses up with ice and set aside.
- In a small bowl, use a muddler to crush up your blackberries and mint
- Add the lemonade, ru, soda water/cider, muddled mint & blackberries to a cocktail shaker and shake to combine
- Pour the cocktail over the glasses containing ice and top with additional fresh mint or blackberries. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 0.3gCarbohydrates: 16.4gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 13.1gProtein: 0.9g