A refreshing blackberry mojito is taken to new heights when you make it as a big batch infusion. Allowing the key ingredients to steep together coaxes out maximum flavor for a cocktail that's greater than the sum of its parts. With the right amounts of fresh lime juice, rum, mint, blackberries, and time, you can easily enjoy pitchers of amazing mojitos anytime.
Blackberry Mojito Batch Cocktail
- 2 Cups Fresh Blackberries
- 1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Cup White Rum
- 20-25 Mint Leaves
Start with about 2 cups of ripe, juicy blackberries. Rinse them gently under cool water and pat dry with a paper towel. Put the blackberries into a large drink dispenser or pitcher. Use a wooden spoon or muddler to lightly crush the blackberries to release their tart juice. Be gentle - you just want to break them up a bit, not make a puree.
Next, add the fresh lime juice. You'll need about 1/2 cup or the juice from 3 to 4 limes. Roll the limes firmly on the counter before slicing them in half and squeezing into the pitcher. Having the limes at room temperature helps maximize the amount of juice. Drop the squeezed lime halves into the pitcher as well for more flavor infusion.
Now measure out 1 cup of white rum and pour it over the muddled blackberries and lime juice. The smooth subtle flavor of white rum works best in this drink. Dark rum would overpower the fresh berry and citrus notes.
It's time to prep the mint. Grab around 20-25 fresh mint leaves. Give them a gentle slap between your hands right before adding them to the pitcher. This releases the aromatic mint oils that will infuse into the mixture.
Once all the ingredients are in the pitcher, use a long-handled spoon to stir everything together. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight. This allows time for the flavors to meld together as the batch chills.
When ready to serve, give the pitcher another good stir. Fill glasses with ice and pour the mojito mixture over top. Add club soda or sparkling water to taste - the carbonation adds brightness. Garnish each mojito with a lime wheel for a final pop of citrus flavor and aroma.
Making a large batch of blackberry mojito enables you to simply pour out drinks without having to muddle and mix each one from scratch. And letting it infuse means much more flavor in every sip. The blackberries, lime juice, rum, and mint have time to work together to create a well-balanced and delicious cocktail.
Just be sure to use fresh, quality ingredients. The right blackberries offer sweet and tart juiciness. Good limes yield bright citrus essence. And go easy on crushing the mint - you want aromatic oils, not shredded leaves.
Taking the extra time on the front end means enjoying pitchers of amazing mojitos anytime. The batch technique coaxes out the best of the core ingredients. Infusing everything together results in a flavor-packed blackberry mojito unlike any you can mix up on the spot. Now you can sit back and enjoy cocktail hour with a refreshing drink at the ready.