Mojitos are the ultimate summer drink. So what is a mojito exactly, and what is this muddling thing you’ve heard so much about? Allow me to enlighten!
A mojito is: lime, mint, ice, rum, a little sugar, some bubbles. With such a perfect and simple base, it takes well to whatever other fresh flavorings you care to throw in the glass.
Muddling is: roughly grinding the ingredients of a cocktail together with a muddler, or a big blunt stick. By smashing the lime and mint together the oils are released, and more readily combine with the alcohol. The sugar and its little sharp, rock-like granules further pulverize the oils out of the fresh ingredients.
So, are you ready to make your summer refreshing and delicious? With blackberries? Come on over, I’ll show you how.
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- 2 large lime wedges
- 3-5 blackberries
- 2 Tbsp raw sugar (or white sugar, if you want to be all boring about it)
- 2/3 cup ice cubes
- 1-2 oz white rum (we used Bacardi)
- 1/3 cup club soda
- Place the mint, lime, blackberries, sugar and a small splash of club soda in a wide glass.
- Muddle the ingredients together in the bottom of the glass.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour rum over the top.
- Add the club soda.
- Give it a gentle stir.
- Don’t strain.
- Drink it, yo.
For the record, we did not plan to make blackberry mojitos that day. We planned to make blackberry mojito CUPCAKES. And we did. That recipe will be upcoming here on the blog, but in the meantime, check out the Lemongrass, Ginger & Meyer Lemon Cupcakes we made that day!