Happy Weekend Folks! The weather is gorgeous here in DC and I just spent a nice long day lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun while the kiddies swam. I might have napped a bit but don’t judge. My kids are excellent swimmers so it’s okay. When 5:00 o’clock rolled around I couldn’t help but wonder what my cocktail of choice would be when I got home. Here she is! With a fridge full of fresh blackberries, I had no choice.
This drink is company worthy and worth making just for you. It’s a simple take on a classic mojito adding fresh blackberries and subbing in vodka; Tito’s Vodka of course. Is there any other type of vodka worth drinking? I think not. When I make cocktails I love to have the fruit in there, seeds and all. I enjoy eating the alcohol soaked fruit at the end of my drink. Weird? Maybe. At least I am getting some antioxidant goodness with my alcohol. You can choose to use a cocktail shaker and then strain your mojito before pouring it into the glass. If so you will have a more mellow colored drink with no visible fruit or seeds.
To really take it over the top be sure to rim the glass with sugar. Turbinado sugar would work well too. Just pour some water in plate and sugar in another plate. Dip the rim of the glass in water and then dip in sugar. How easy is that? Then with every sip you get a bit of sugar. So sorry to garnish with lemons – not very mojito like of me. I used all my limes in the drink and ran out.
Don’t be afraid to make a fancy drink. It only takes a few more minutes then opening a bottle of wine and it’s so worth it.
This recipe is inspired by one from Tito’s Vodka.
Easy Blackberry Vodka Mojito
- 4 blackberries
- 4-6 mint leaves
- 1 tsp sugar or 1 tsp simple syrup
- 1 lime juiced
- 2 oz vodka I use Tito's
- seltzer lime flavored or regular
- mint and lime or lemon for garnish
- Put the blackberries, mint and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
- Muddle with the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler.
- Add the lime juice, vodka and ice. Put in a cocktail shaker and shake or stir well.
- Top off with seltzer.
- Garnish with mint and lime.
If you try any of these drinks please let me know in the comment section below. I would love to hear how they turn out.