Triple Berry Mojitos.
I’ve decided that we’ve all had enough to eat this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Triple Berry Mojitos
Triple Berry Mojitos
- 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
Mixed Berry Juice
- 6 large strawberries
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup water
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 10 fresh mint leaves
Triple Berry Mojitos
- 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
- 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
- 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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171 Comments on “Triple Berry Mojitos.”
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. :)
Gorgeous! I have a ton of berries in the house but unfortunately no alcohol! Maybe I’ll make a mocktail version today.
I’ve been craving mojitos lately–you read my mind! And triple berry mojitos? Genious :)
Mojitos are my favorite drink and these take them to a whole new level!
Oh holy yum! It’s breakfast time and I WANT THAT!
Improper to use the blender in my office kitchen to make one of these right now?
ummm, I have a porch
That is my kind of mojito!!! Gorgeous!
Mojitos are the best. Ever.
Consider it drunk! I will definitely get the fiancee to whip this up tonight!
I’m definitely going to go funner this weekend.
These berry mojitos are a brilliant idea, great way to start the weekend!
That is some true dedication to blogging right there…drinking mojitos at 11 am :)
I’ll take a double! …at 8am. haha
these look delicious!
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.
Ahhhhh-mazing! These looks insanely refreshing. Did you get the little white berry container from Anthro? :)
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?
Love this. So summery! I would like one (or three) for lunch please…
Now I know what to do with all the mint I have lying about.
Stopping at the farm stand on my way home – then it’s off to the back deck – you’re welcome to come!
These look fantastic! Wish I’d been there to take one of them off your hands last night.
NOW we’re talking! My fave.
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! :)
Pretty drinks are my favorite. The kind of drink you want to match with your outfit. Fashionably tipsy;)
This sounds and looks excellent. Definitely will need to try this.
These look simple beautiful! Perfect for a warm Friday afternoon :)
You are hilarious! And your pictures have been A-MAZ-ING lately. Really really gorgeous photography, I’m loving it. :)
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!
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.
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.
No berries in the house and now that makes me very sad…will have to try this tomorrow night!!
omg these look great! I may just make these next time I want to celebrate!
Yay! Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks, these look amazing. Thanks for the new recipe : )
All I have to say is thank goodness its Friday!
you got a lot of mojiots lined up there…one for me?!?!
Why didn’t I ever think to put mints IN the simple syrup. You are a genius!
Oh yum. I knew you would find something useful for all of the fruit! Love some mojitos!!
Gorgeous photos! Love the idea of a triple berry mojito…especially on a Friday night…with pizza..on my patio. Perfect.
Bring on the berries!
It’s almost 5 here! HHhhapppy Hour time! Can you pour me one of those please!
these are gorgeous! you just inspired some flavored mojitos for my party next weekend!
Mojitos are my favorite drink, besides wine! I’m pretty sure I could drink a whole bunch of these :).
Drool worthy! What a grand way to welcome weekend! Cheers to that, anytime :)
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.
this looks amazing! perfect summer refreshment :)
These sound SO GOOD! I love love love strawberry mojitos! Yum!
Wow….your pictures of this drink are beautiful! This looks delicious.
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