Blackberry Mojito

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This Blackberry Mojito combines ripe blackberries with the sweet, citrus-y flavor of the classic Cuban mojito. Easy to make at home with a few fresh ingredients. Gluten-free, Vegan.

Happy hour just got a whole lot more delicious with this Blackberry Mojito recipe! It’s refreshingly minty, sweet, and the added blackberry flavor compliments the classic flavors with ease. It’s the perfect cocktail to sip on all summer long.

Table of Contents
  1. A Fruity Twist on the Cuban Cocktail
  2. What You Need for a Blackberry Mojito
  3. How to Make a Blackberry Mojito
  4. Serving Suggestions
  5. How to Store Blackberry Mojito
  6. Blackberry Mojito Recipe
blackberry mojito served in a glass cup on a cutting board with berries, lime and fresh mint used as decoration

A Fruity Twist on the Cuban Cocktail

An authentic Cuban mojito is nothing short of perfection, but during the summer months, I’m always looking for new ways to use up ripe blackberries. And once I’ve had my fill of Blackberry Cobbler, Blueberry Maqui Popsicles, and Berry Galette‘s this time of year, it’s time for blackberry-infused beverages. 

This inspired-cocktail has mojito’s minty-lime taste, but the addition of fresh blackberries gives it a great fruity spin that’ll delight your taste buds. It’s the perfect balance of tart, sweet, and zesty. Ideal for any hot summer day, backyard BBQ, or relaxing night with friends and family. 

Now get your favorite tall glass and fresh limes ready.

What You Need for a Blackberry Mojito

A good homemade mojito requires just 6 simple ingredients:

ingredients for blackberry mojito laid out on a wooden cutting board
  • Fresh mint: A non-negotiable in any mojito recipe. Feel free to use the stems in addition to the leaves for a stronger, spearmint flavor. 
  • Lime: For the best flavor, muddle the full lime wedge (rind included). You’ll get the added benefit of lime zest and the aromatic oils stored in the peel. 
  • Blackberries: Fresh, juicy berries are best, but frozen, thawed berries can work, too. 
  • Cane sugar: Granulated sugar has both historical and cultural significance in Cuba’s classic cocktail. Sugarcane has been a prominent crop in the region since the colonial era, and as such, the availability and abundance of the crop made it a natural choice for sweetening several types of Cuban dishes, including mojitos. To make your cocktail vegan friendly, use an organic cane sugar.  
  • Rum: White rum is the preferred type of rum in mojitos for its neutral color, flavor, and mildness. If you only have a darker, aged rum on hand, it can be used for a refreshing twist, but the stronger flavor profile will compete with the berry’s sweet-tart flavor. 
  • Club soda:  Use any club soda or sparkling water of choice for the final, bubbly top off.

How to Make a Blackberry Mojito

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  1. Muddle the mint, lime, fresh blackberries, and cane sugar in a flat-bottomed drinking glass, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is juicy. 
  2. Pour the rum over the muddled berry mixture. Top with ice and club soda. Stir ​well until evenly dispersed. 
  3. Adjust the amount of club soda and cane sugar to taste, then serve immediately garnished with fresh mint leaves, a lime wheel, and additional fresh berries, as desired. Enjoy! 

Caitlin’s Cocktaıl Tips

  • Muddle the berries properly: This first step is essential to helping the fruits and aromatic herbs release their oils and flavors. If the ingredients aren’t muddled well enough, your mojito will lack the full intensity of flavor.
  • Use crushed ice instead of ice cubes: Not only does crushed ice give your homemade cocktail a restaurant-worthy presentation, it also enhances the texture, the mouthfeel, and can help intensify the flavors of the muddled ingredients to boot!
a zoomed in image of blackberry mojito served in a glass cup on a wooden board and decorated with berries and lime

Serving Suggestions

Rum cocktails like this refreshing blackberry mojito are versatile enough to be served with several types of appetizers, main dishes, and fruity desserts.

I particularly love mojitos served with Cuban dishes like this Vegan Picadillo or other Latin-inspired meals such as Vegan Jackfruit Pernil and Vegan Arroz con Guandules. They’re also delicious paired with BBQ-inspired dishes during the summer season such as BBQ Tempeh Tacos with Pineapple Slaw.

If you’re looking for more fruity cocktail and mocktail recipes, you’ll also love this Blueberry Lemonade, this Watermelon Slushie, and this Pineapple Mint Smoothie!

How to Store Blackberry Mojito

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh, but if necessary, transfer the cocktail to an airtight container such as a glass, mason jar, and store for up to 24 hours in the fridge. For best results, strain the ice to prevent the mojito from being watered down. 

The club soda will no longer be as bubbly, but when ready to drink, top off with a bit of additional club soda to refresh the cocktail. It won’t be as good as fresh – but it will do!

Substitutions and Variations

  • Virgin mojitos: Swap the rum with an alcohol-free spirit, or omit entirely and top off the mojito with additional club soda or a berry-flavored kombucha of choice. 
  • Shaker option: If you don’t want any blackberry seeds or smashed berries in your refreshing summer cocktail, muddle the mint, lime, blackberries, and cane sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add the rum and ice to the shaker, tightly screw on the lid, then shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain over a highball glass filled with ice, then top with club soda and stir to combine. 
  • Cane sugar substitution: A traditional mojito is made with cane sugar, but replace with 1/2-3/4 ounce of homemade simple syrup, if desired. You could even use a homemade blackberry syrup if you have one!
blackberry mojito served in a glass cup on a wooden board with berries, lime and fresh mint in glass jars as decoration

Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen blackberries instead of fresh ones?

Fresh blackberries tend to be juicier and brighter in flavor, but frozen blackberries will do in a pinch. To use, run them under fresh, cool water until thawed and easy to muddle.

What alcohol is closest to rum?

There are a couple of options. Try vodka. white tequila, or even brandy or cognac. It won’t be a classic mojito recipe, but it will make a delicious drink nonetheless.

What type of glassware is best for serving a blackberry mojito?

A highball glass or Collins glass are the typical go-to choices for serving mojitos. Feel free to serve them in any drinking glass – even mason jars will do the trick!

Can I make a large batch of Blackberry Mojito for a party?

Absolutely. Scale this recipe to suit your pitcher size or crowd. Muddle the ingredients in a large pitcher or serving container of choice. Serve over ice and finish with a splash of club soda right before serving guests.

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Blackberry Mojito

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
This Blackberry Mojito combines ripe blackberries with the sweet, citrus-y flavor of the classic Cuban mojito. Easy to make at home with a few fresh ingredients. Gluten-free, Vegan.


  • 8-10 mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 large lime cut into quarters
  • 4 blackberries
  • 2-3 teaspoons cane sugar to personal preference
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 cup crushed or regular ice
  • 1/2 cup Club soda or sparkling water plus more to taste


  • Muddle: Add the mint, lime, blackberries, and cane sugar to a flat-bottomed glass. Muddle for 10-15 seconds, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is juicy.
  • Assemble the Cocktail: Pour the rum over the berry mixture, then top off with ice and club soda. Stir well, pulling the stir spoon slightly upward to evenly disperse the berries. Adjust the sparkling water, and sugar to taste as necessary and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Sugar: Mojitos are traditionally made with cane sugar, but you can substitute it with 1/2-3/4 ounce of simple syrup if desired.
  • Shaken Option: If you’d prefer for the berries to be strained out of the cocktail, muddle all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add the rum and ice to the shaker, then shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain over a glass filled with ice, top off with soda, then stir.
  • Mocktail: Swap the rum with an alcohol-free spirit, or top off with extra sparkling water or kombucha.


Calories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 374IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword: blackberry mojito, cuban cocktails, summer cocktails, vegan cocktails
Course: Drinks
Method: No-Bake
Cuisine: America
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. 5 stars
    Usually I never comment on any recipe but your Blackberry Mojito recipe is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job,Keep it up and many many thanks for your this recipe.