I’ve decided that we’ve all had enough to eat this week.

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Plus, it’s Friday. Friday activities are supposed to be funner than just eating. Yes, funner. You know you say funner.

Friday calls for wearing jeans and stuff. Goofing off at work. Sneaking out early. Drinking cocktails and possibly forgetting what you did come Saturday morning. Normal things that all real people do. Real, fun life.

 

By now you probably figured out what I did with those six pints of berries.

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I mean, really… what does one do with all those berries? Eating them plain is just… boring. Baking them in cobblers and crisps and bars and muffins is an awesome idea… if you didn’t bake three batches of cookies since Wednesday. I don’t like to be like anyone else. So I did the next best thing!

 

Or obviously… the only best thing.

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I reallllllly love mojitos. Margaritas are my favorite wild-and-crazy, sorta girly, I want to have a draaaank drink, but mojitos come in at a close second. Classic mojitos taste okay but aren’t really my thing. I much prefer them infused with some sort of fruit – juicy stuff like mangos and coconuts and pineapple.

What does this all mean? Besides that I should live on a tropical island.

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What I really like about mojitos is that it’s kinda difficult to have a bad one. Margaritas can be so hit or miss with gross concentrates and pale green sours mix, but mojitos pretty much have to be made with rum + sugar + lime + mint. All ingredients sent from the heavens. Yes please.

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I think it would be an excellent idea if you stirred up these little gems and sipped them tonight… on your porch… in the dwindling sunlight. Smell the fresh mint. Sit too close to someone you like. Eat some pizza.

That’s totally a perfect Friday right? I’m jealous because I don’t have a porch. Someone hook me up with an invite please.

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What is not an excellent idea is making four mojitos to photograph for your invisible internet friends at 11 o’clock in the morning. Alone. Yep. Allllll by your lonesome. And seriously, there is no way one can let all that good stuff go to waste. I sipped a bunch. Felt a little guilty. Obviously not guilty enough to stop. Took some great naps.

 

But I did it all for you. So you can suck down one or five of these sparklers tonight and get your groove on. I got your back.

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Triple Berry Mojitos

makes 1 mojito, but is easily quadrupled

6-8 fresh mint leaves

2 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup

1 ounce of rum

1 1/2 ounces of club soda

2 ounces of mixed berry juice

the juice of one lime

fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries

In the bottom of a glass, add 1 ounce of simple syrup and the mint leaves. Muddle with a muddler or use the clean bottom of something blunt, like a screwdriver! Add ice to the glass, a few berries, and pour rum, syrup, berry juice, lime and club soda over top. Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve with an additional sprig of mint.

Note: depending on the sweetness of your fruit, you may want to add more/less simply syrup, so I suggest tasting as you go. Same with the rum – add more if you like your drinks strong. Also – if you simply want a blueberry, raspberry, OR strawberry mojito, follow the instructions using only that one fruit.

 

Mixed Berry Juice

6 large strawberries

1/3 cup blueberries

1/3 cup raspberries

1/4 cup water

Add berries to a blender with water and pulse until pureed. Pour through a strainer and press juice out with a spoon. You may need to add a bit of additional water if your fruit is not very ripe and juicy. You can also use a juicer to extract the juice, but I find that it produces much less juice. You can also simply mash your fruit, but I did not want seeds throughout my drink.

 

Mint Simple Syrup

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

10 fresh mint leaves

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes.

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I learned one thing from this post. Mojito is not recognized by spell check. Holy squiggly red lines.

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162 Responses to “Triple Berry Mojitos.”

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    Jessica — July 15, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    *drool*

    Those look to die for. And not only are mojitos fun to drink and difficult to mess up, aren’t they fun to say? Mo-HEET-o. Tehe. :)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 15, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Gorgeous! I have a ton of berries in the house but unfortunately no alcohol! Maybe I’ll make a mocktail version today.

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    Kristen @ Mind Your Bees and Trees — July 15, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    I’ve been craving mojitos lately–you read my mind! And triple berry mojitos? Genious :)

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — July 15, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    yessssssssss, please!!

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    Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews — July 15, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Mojitos are my favorite drink and these take them to a whole new level!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — July 15, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Oh holy yum! It’s breakfast time and I WANT THAT!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — July 15, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Improper to use the blender in my office kitchen to make one of these right now?

    Probs. Darn.

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    Lois Kerr — July 15, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    ummm, I have a porch

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    Aggie — July 15, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    That is my kind of mojito!!! Gorgeous!

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    Kathryn — July 15, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Mojitos are the best. Ever.

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    Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life — July 15, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Consider it drunk! I will definitely get the fiancee to whip this up tonight!

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    Roxana GreenGirl — July 15, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    I’m definitely going to go funner this weekend.
    These berry mojitos are a brilliant idea, great way to start the weekend!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — July 15, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    That is some true dedication to blogging right there…drinking mojitos at 11 am :)

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) — July 15, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    I’ll take a double! …at 8am. haha

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    Carol — July 15, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    these look delicious!

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    Katie — July 15, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    All I was thinking throughout this post was…”Thank goodness I’m not pregnant anymore”

    I am going to have to steal my in-laws porch and sip on one of these beauties.

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    Ashley — July 15, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Ahhhhh-mazing! These looks insanely refreshing. Did you get the little white berry container from Anthro? :)

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    Nancy B. — July 15, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    These look delicious! I live in Pittsburgh, I have a front porch and even a small back deck. What time will you be over? P.S. Could you bring Bella too?

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — July 15, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Love this. So summery! I would like one (or three) for lunch please…

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    Erin — July 15, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    Now I know what to do with all the mint I have lying about.

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    Nan — July 15, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Stopping at the farm stand on my way home – then it’s off to the back deck – you’re welcome to come!

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen — July 15, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    These look fantastic! Wish I’d been there to take one of them off your hands last night.

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    Michelle — July 15, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    NOW we’re talking! My fave.

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    Karen — July 15, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    I have a question… how do you make a regular mojito! You said that it’s hard to mess it up, but all of my homemade attempts have fallen short of expectation! Please helpppppppp! :)

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    Heather @ girlyeverafter — July 15, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    Pretty drinks are my favorite. The kind of drink you want to match with your outfit. Fashionably tipsy;)

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    Joy — July 15, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    This sounds and looks excellent. Definitely will need to try this.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — July 15, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    These look simple beautiful! Perfect for a warm Friday afternoon :)

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    Emily Marie — July 15, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    You are hilarious! And your pictures have been A-MAZ-ING lately. Really really gorgeous photography, I’m loving it. :)

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    LaureeOhohoh — July 15, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    I love love love Mojitos!!
    Can we be summer beach buddies and sip fruity cocktails and forget about fickle Pennsylvania/Ohio winters?

    Sounds like a swell idea to me!

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    sarah — July 15, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    Yummy. I love Mojitos too. I’ve never added something fun like berries. I think I’ll have to bust out the rum and mint.

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    Brooke @ bittersweetb — July 15, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    Making Mojitos for your internet friends to see at 11am does not an alcohol problem make, I’d like to think of it as being very prepared for later in the day! Plus they look like a thin smoothie which is a breakfast drink, done and done.

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    Nic Dempsey — July 15, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    No berries in the house and now that makes me very sad…will have to try this tomorrow night!!

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    alison @ Ingredients, INc. — July 15, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    omg these look great! I may just make these next time I want to celebrate!

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    Dani Delicatessen — July 15, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Yay! Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks, these look amazing. Thanks for the new recipe : )

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — July 15, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    All I have to say is thank goodness its Friday!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — July 15, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    you got a lot of mojiots lined up there…one for me?!?!

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    Maria — July 15, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Why didn’t I ever think to put mints IN the simple syrup. You are a genius!

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    Becki@beckiswholelife — July 15, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    Oh yum. I knew you would find something useful for all of the fruit! Love some mojitos!!

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    Karis' Kitchen — July 15, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Love the idea of a triple berry mojito…especially on a Friday night…with pizza..on my patio. Perfect.

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    Maria — July 15, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    Bring on the berries!

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    Kathleen — July 15, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    It’s almost 5 here! HHhhapppy Hour time! Can you pour me one of those please!

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    HeatherChristo — July 15, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    these are gorgeous! you just inspired some flavored mojitos for my party next weekend!

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — July 15, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    Mojitos are my favorite drink, besides wine! I’m pretty sure I could drink a whole bunch of these :).

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — July 15, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Drool worthy! What a grand way to welcome weekend! Cheers to that, anytime :)

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    Kat @ Living Like the Kings — July 15, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    well this seems like a more appropriate time for me to wonder on over and check these out. delicious. although i have to confess (I’m all about confessions these days) – I have never actually had a mojito before….I know I know. I’m insane. And I’m missing the trend.

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    Simply Chic — July 15, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    this looks amazing! perfect summer refreshment :)

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    thenailaholic — July 16, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    These sound SO GOOD! I love love love strawberry mojitos! Yum!

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    CouponClippingCook — July 16, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    Wow….your pictures of this drink are beautiful! This looks delicious.

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    Jennknee — July 16, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    do you use a good camera? or what is it that you use?

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    bianca — July 16, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    Delicious. I am a lover cocktails myself; berry mojitos are perfect for friday- or any day of the week for that matter!

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