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 vodka 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 vodka cocktail!
- Fresh blackberries
- Fresh mint
- Soda water (or blackberry cider for a fun twist)
Steps to make a blackberry mojito
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 1/4 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 vodka, lemonade, and soda water
After that, add in the vodka. 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 about this cocktail:
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 vodka 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 vodka, authentic mojitos are made with rum so I bet that would taste great! I honestly think tequila would also taste great too. The best part of homemade cocktails is they are totally adaptable.
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!Print
The easiest and most refreshing summer cocktail! These Blackberry Lemonade Mint Mojitos are sure to be a hit at your next summer outing.
- 8 oz lemonade (homemade or store bought works)
- 6 oz soda water or blackberry cider
- 3 oz vodka
- 1/2 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, vodka, 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!
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 166 calories
- Sugar: 13.1 grams
- Fat: .3 grams
- Carbohydrates: 16.4 grams
- Fiber: 2.7 grams
- Protein: .9 grams
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