Miami’s Blackberry Mojito
In the heat of the night in Little Havana there is rumba playing, people dancing and drinking Mojitos.
The bartenders line them up in twenties on the bar as people rush off the dance floor to sip on another Mojito and quickly get back to moving their hips and twirling their partners.
A Mojito is a refreshing, minty drink made with lime, sugar and rum. It’s perfect for Miami’s weather. We are at 88% humidity as I write this at 80°F.
Yeah my hair is a little kinky and it took my hair style back to the nineties when my days were filled with Aqua-net and gel. I know some of you girls reading this totally get what I’m saying. 😂
I’d much rather be in Miami than anywhere else. This is the first time we have traveled to Miami and I have always been curious.
However, it just took me a little longer to get here. I can thank the Scarface movie and The Real Housewives of Miami for giving me an inside look at what I was missing. 😆
The Blackberry Mojito
In the spirit of Miami, I want to share a gorgeous Blackberry Mojito that you can make at home. Feel free to substitute other fruits, such as peaches, raspberries, pineapples or mango.
You will need a wooden muddler which is a bartender’s tool used as a pestle to mash or to “muddle” fruits and herbs. It’s commonly used to make Mojitos.
Get one for youself one and take the opportunity to start your own personal bartender kit. Hope you enjoy this drink and make it your own.
- 8-10 Mint Leaves plus extra stalk for garnish
- 8 – Blackberries
- 2 – Lime Wedges
freshsqueezed lime juice
- 2 – teaspoons of sugar
- 1.5oz Silver Rum
- Club Soda
- In a highball glass add first four ingredients to glass.
- Muddle ingredients to release oils and dissolve sugar.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add rum and top with club soda.
- Stir gently to mix items together.
Chef Rosie is the Chef Owner of Provecho Grill in Menifee, California and Xicana (coming soon). She is a two-time winner of the SoCal Chef Open and Farmer’s Market Flip, Season One, Episode One. She can also be found writing about food for Menifee Buzz and Valley News.
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