Blackberry Blast Mojitos

I seem to be obsessed with the color pink and purple when I make drinks! Unlike The Lilac Blossom, this drink is bursting with a perfect balance of blackberry, lime, and mint; and is sure to wow any guest you serve this to! Recently, my good friend Emily and I went out to dinner with our significant others and we both ordered a mojito. When we received our drinks, we were thoroughly disappointed. They were NOT minty, there wasn’t enough ‘fizz’ and they tasted as though someone had just poured a bottle of bottom shelf rum over ice and a lime wedge. When I got home, I was determined to make a drink that would impress me if I was to go out to dinner. This drink far passed my expectations!

Serves:  1 Drink –  Prepare Time: 5 minutes +/-

INGREDIENTS:

THE LILAC BLOSSOM:

  • 1-1/2 Ounces Good Rum, I used Bacardi Lime
  • 1/2 Lime, Cut into slices
  • 1-1/2 Ounces Blackberry Mint Simple Syrup (method below)
  • 4-5 Blackberries
  • 1 Sprig Mint
  • Club Soda
  • Ice
  • Sprig of Mint, For Garnish
  • Lime Slice, For Garnish
  • Blackberries, For Garnish

DIRECTIONS:

1.) In a high ball glass, add blackberries, lime wedges, and mint sprig. Muddle until slightly mashed. Fill the glass half full with ice.

2.) Add rum and simple syrup to glass and give it a quick stir to incorporate the ingredients. Top with club soda.

3.) Garnish with a lime slice, a sprig of mint, a 3 blackberries skewered onto a toothpick. Enjoy and sip responsibly!

BLACKBERRY MINT SIMPLE SYRUP:

1.) In a large saucepan, add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of white granulated sugar, 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, and 1/2 cup mint.

2.) On medium heat, stir mixture until sugar is fully dissolved. Turn down heat to low and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes, smashing the berries as they slowly break down. Remove from heat and let cool.

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