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Blackberry Mojito ~ this is basically a classic mojito cocktail, with the addition of some fresh blackberry puree ~ perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
- 2 oz white rum
- several fresh mint leaves
- 3 to 4 Tbsp blackberry puree (recipe below)
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 4 oz club soda
- blackberry puree
- a handful of blackberries
- To make the blackberry puree, take a handful of berries per drink, and puree them in a blender or small food processor. Add a little water to thin the puree and then strain out the seeds.
- Muddle, or crush, the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice, the rum, blackberry puree, and lime juice. Shake and pour over fresh ice. Top with club soda. Use a sprig of mint and lime for garnish. Drop in a couple of fresh blackberries if you like.