Blackberry Mojito Recipe

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.

Blackberry Mojito Day

Make sure you use a big enough glass to muddle in.

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Non-Alcoholic Cocktails For Your Next Party

Holy Liberace, Christmas is right around the freaking corner. I do have all of my presents made, but there’s still so much to do, and the Christmas party? I have no idea if that’s happening, but if it is, I have something in store. 

I have recently become completely obsessed with Home-Ec101. Heather over there has it way more together than I do – I’m doing my best to catch up. Here’s what she does, in her words:

“Home-Ec101.com is a site designed to teach real skills as they apply to real lives.
Life skills are missing from most modern curricula. Students are expected to step out of the classroom, into busy, consumer driven lifestyles. There are no tutorials and there are no do overs. Home Ec 101 was created to fill the gap, the site is a resource for the rising generations who haven’t learned basic life skills from their busy, working parents.”
Amen, lady, and that’s coming from a devout agnostic.
Today Heather had some very important advice that I shamefully have overlooked on occasion. Non-alcoholic cocktails. Not everyone drinks, of course, from personal or religious reasons to being the designated driver, to health and medication, to being a child. So many reasons.
Having something delicious and non-alcoholic on hand can also keep your liquor costs down for a party. If there were just Miller Lite and some unnamed Merlot left, I know I would go straight for either of her creations here:
Sierra Mist Natural made with real sugar, no artificial ingredients, 100% natural flavoring
Mist-letoe Martini Mocktail
You’ll need:

  • 2 oz Sierra Mist Natural
  • 1 1/2 oz Raspberry Juice (or cherry juice)
  • 3 Leaves fresh basil
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz blueberry juice
Frost Bite Mocktail

You’ll need:

  • 3 oz Sierra Mist Natural
  • 1 oz of White Grape Juice
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Mint
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
Heather serves both garnished with blueberries. I can’t wait to mix some up!

Holiday Mocktails with Sierra Mist