Friday, July 9, 2010

Mixed Berry Mojitos

Celebrate Friday (or any day) with mixed berry mojitos! These are perfect to whip up for a party or just a lazy day spent relaxing on the porch. Use whatever combination of berries you have on hand.

Mixed Berry Mojitos
(printable recipe)

for 1 pitcher:
1/2 pint each, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
1/4 c sugar
2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves*
1/4 c fresh squeezed lime juice*
2 1/2 c light rum (substitute rum with sprite & sparkling water for a virgin mojito)
sparkling water
*plus additional for garnish

Muddle the berries, mint and sugar together until the berries are thoroughly crushed and juices begin to run. Add lime juice and rum and stir to combine. Top off with sparkling water (adjust to desired alcohol strength) and serve immediately over ice. You may also make the mixture ahead of time, refrigerate and top with water right before serving.

for 2 glasses:
1/2 c mixed berries
1 tbsp. sugar
8 mint leaves
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
5 oz light rum
sparkling water

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