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Hidden Cocktails (Summer Edition): Blackberry Mojito

The perfect drink for some summer lovin'

With the summer heat bearing down on us, a refreshing drink can be a blessing. It’s important to find the perfect drink to pair with our picnics, backyard barbecues, and beachside adventures. Discovering something that’s delicious, sweet, and refreshing will make you welcome at any summertime hang out. This week we’ve found the Blackberry Mojito.

 

This cocktail is refreshing in a way that’s perfect for the summer months. It’s perfect for those afternoons with family in the backyard. It’s a little sweet, a little tart, and a little fruity – somehow the perfect balance you didn’t know you were missing.

 

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • fresh mint leaves (roughly a handful)
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda
Instructions:
  1. Juice the 2 limes and set aside
  2. Muddle the blackberries and set aside
  3. Put the mint leaves at the bottom of the glasses
  4. Divide the blackberry mixture between the glasses
  5. Add rum, sugar, and lime juice and stir
  6. Top off with crushed ice
  7. Add club soda
  8. Garnish with mint leaves and blackberries

 

What do you think of The Blackberry Mojito? Let us know on social media or in the comments!
Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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