Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

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Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos – these pretty, festive and refreshing cocktails are the perfect drink for celebrating spring and warm weather entertaining.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Mojitos are a Great Drink for the Warm Weather

I am so happy that spring and the warm weather has arrived here in Carlisle, Massachusetts. One of my favorite parts about the warmer weather, is that everyone is out and about in my neighborhood. Thus, I’m much more likely to bump into my friends and neighbors and suggest an impromptu get together.


When I do bump into friends and neighbors on a weekend afternoon, I love to invite them over for a drink to be enjoyed outside on our deck. One of my favorite warm weather drinks is a mojito. It is a drink we love to serve at our lake house in Vermont to family and guests staying with us and when neighbors stop by. Of course, we enjoy mojitos at our house in Carlisle too, and I like to keep my fridge and pantry stocked with the ingredients to have on hand for last minute entertaining.

With mojitos in mind, I headed over to my local Stop & Shop for supplies. In the Carbonated Beverages aisle, I noticed Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale. I love ginger ale and I love blackberries, and thought it was perfect for spring and I that I could use it to create Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale is a seasonal product and is only available at Stop & Shop and other Ahold stores for a limited time from March-May 2016. I picked up both a 12-pack of cans and a 2-liter bottle.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale is so refreshing, I love that it is made with real ginger. Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale is wonderful on its own, it is also a delicious and festive addition to mojitos.

How to Make Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

To make these Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos, first gather the ingredients including fresh limes, simple syrup, light rum, Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale, fresh mint, ice and blackberries.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Next, add about six to eight mint leaves to a pint glass. Juice a lime, and add the juice to the pint glass, along with some simple syrup. Then, muddle the mixture in the pint glass.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Add ice to the pint glass so that it is about three quarters of the way full. Pour in light rum and Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale. Give the mixture a stir and pour it into a serving glass. Garnish the glass with a wedge of lime and fresh blackberries, and add a straw, if desired. Repeat these steps to make a second cocktail.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

These Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos are bubbly, refreshing and delicious and have such a pretty color. The blackberry flavor from the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale really complements the lime and mint nicely and adds a great springtime twist to the usual mojito.

These festive Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos are the perfect drink to serve friends and neighbors for impromptu get-togethers to welcome and celebrate spring.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Last Minute Casual Entertaining

When I have guests coming over at the last minute for a casual gathering, I like to put together a quick and easy, yet festive, spread. Since I’ll be serving my Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos, I put together a spread that coordinates with the purple and green colors of the drinks.

I set out light purple linen and a little bouquet of fresh flowers in various shades of purple. A pretty glass bowl filled with limes adds a nice pop of bright green and is a cheerful addition to any springtime spread.

Finally, I set out the colorful Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos, garnished with pretty green and white paper straws, along with a dish of blackberries for my guests to add to their drinks, or snack on, as desired.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

I know my friends and neighbors are going to love these festive Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos. I cannot wait to share these with them, outside on our deck, to celebrate spring and the arrival of the warmer weather.

Do you have a favorite springtime cocktail? Please let me know in the comments below!

And, be sure to visit The Blackberry Affair for more great springtime recipes.

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 mojitos

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos

Sparkling Blackberry Mojitos - these pretty, festive and refreshing cocktails are the perfect drink for celebrating spring and warm weather entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 12 – 16 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 12 oz Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale
  • 4 oz light rum
  • ice
  • fresh blackberries and lime wedges for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Add 6 – 8 mint leaves to a pint glass.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup to the pint glass and muddle the mixture.
  3. Add ice to the pint glass, filling about three quarters full.
  4. Pour 2 oz light rum into the pint glass.
  5. Pour about 4-6 oz of Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale into the pint glass.
  6. Mix with a spoon and pour into a serving glass.
  7. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a lime wedge, if desired.
  8. Repeat steps 1-7 to create a second cocktail.

Notes

For an alcohol free version, omit the light rum and add additional Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled and made in a pitcher.

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26 comments

  1. Nicole says:

    These mojitos sound delicious! I love the idea of the Blackberry Gingerale! They look so pretty! I think you just found my Summer drink for me! Thanks !

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