This Blackberry Vodka Cocktail is a sweet and refreshing drink that’s great to enjoy as a summer treat or to serve at your next cocktail party. It combines blackberries, refreshing mint, tangy lime, vodka, and fizzy soda water into an easy summertime beverage.
During the hot sweltering summer months, when I think of an adult beverage that is mildly sweet and wholly refreshing, a mojito is the first thing that comes to mind.
And truthfully, you can still enjoy this drink in wintertime with just a few simple modifications. But back to this, undoubtedly, the most invigorating alcoholic beverage the world has ever known.
Traditionally mojito is a Cuban punch made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and fresh mint. With a fresh ingredient list like that, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most exhilarating drinks out there. You can easily jazz up this beverage with lots of flavors and fresh herbs to give each glass its unique taste.
This Blackberry Vodka Cocktail is inspired by Tito’s Vodka and is my spin on this classic drink.
Blackberry Vodka Cocktail has six simple ingredients plus ice cubes and garnish.
- Blackberries - fresh blackberries are best, but frozen blackberries will also work
- Mint leaves - fresh mint leaves will give an amazingly refreshing flavor
- Sugar - regular granulated sugar will work, but use turbinado sugar for bold flavor; you can also use simple syrup
- Lime - fresh lime or bottled lime juice will work; reserve a few lime slices for garnish
- Vodka - Tito’s vodka is the best and what I use in vodka-based cocktails
- Seltzer water - this is simply carbonated water; otherwise known as club soda or soda water; use your favorite seltzer, but lime flavored or regular flavored is best in this recipe
- Garnish: additional mint, lime or lemon, and sugar for glass rim
How to Make Blackberry Vodka Cocktail
This easy blackberry mojito comes together quickly with just a few fresh ingredients, a muddler and a cocktail shaker (or stirring spoon).
Add fresh blackberries, mint, and sugar to the bottom of a glass. Muddle with the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler.
Add fresh lime juice, vodka, and ice to the muddled blackberries and transfer to a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Alternatively, stir with a stirring spoon but hold off on adding the ice.
If you want a smoother cocktail, run it through a fine mesh strainer to collect any blackberry seeds, pulp, and mashed mint leaves.
Rimming the glass with sugar is optional but takes this easy vodka cocktail over the top. Pour some water into a plate and sugar into another small plate. Dip the rim of the glass in the water, then dip it in sugar.
Add ice cubes to the sugar-rimmed glass and pour the cocktail over it. Top with seltzer water and garnish with fresh mint sprigs and a slice of lime.
This blackberry vodka recipe is a delicious treat with a modern spin. But you can make simple modifications to fit your taste preferences and add variety to this cocktail recipe.
Classic mojito: Rum is the alcohol of choice in a classic mojito, but a good quality vodka works just as well. For that traditional adult beverage, feel free to use rum.
Sweetener of choice: You can easily make this delicious cocktail keto by using a low-carb sweetener. Make a simple syrup using monk fruit or just sweeten to taste with stevia extract. For the least processed sweeteners, consider using maple syrup or honey. Agave nectar is also a favorite choice.
Enjoy with seasonal fruits: The best part is that this refreshing drink can be enjoyed all year long with just a few minor tweaks. Swap out blackberries for fresh berries like raspberries or strawberries during the hot summer. Or use cranberry juice or pomegranate juice during the cooler months.
Fruity cocktails are pretty simple on their own. It’s a great way to savor fruit seasonality while enjoying an adult beverage. Check out these simple tips for an effortless, perfect drink.
- You don’t need special tools. A muddler is nothing but a tool used to mash fruits and herbs. Use the back of a spoon or a pestle for spices. Likewise, if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a mason jar for a shaken cocktail or stir everything with a spoon until combined.
- Use simple syrup: For the best flavor, sugar must be dissolved to avoid that grainy texture in cocktails. Making a simple syrup is the best way to do that. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, often stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Source best quality alcohol: Great cocktails have the best type of vodka. I prefer and recommend Tito’s vodka.
The best way to serve this refreshing cocktail is in a fancy cocktail glass with fresh fruit and a few mint sprigs. But there is no wrong way to treat yourself to a delicious cocktail free from artificial flavors. Serve blackberry mojito in a drinking glass or a regular glass jar over ice cubes, and enjoy!
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Blackberry Vodka Mojito
- 4 blackberries
- 4-6 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 teaspoon 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.