Though I don’t drink in abundance, I do enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and again – especially when they’re paired with a lazy sun-filled day. And though I’m equipped with a handful of classic recipes in my back pocket, I know for certain that there’s always room for more. Especially when Kylie Martin and Caroline Potter are behind the scenes. Their hawaiian blackberry mojitos? A new favourite!

From Kylie Martin… I live in Hawaii and in Hawaii we love ourselves a good tropical drink. Enter: this little Blackberry Mojito. First off let me say, it’s so delicious and secondly it’s beautiful. I think it is the perfect drink for a summertime afternoon wedding. I spent ages looking for the perfect cocktail and when I stumbled upon Caroline’s recipe I immediately fell in love.

Hawaiian Blackberry MojitosRefreshing and delicious. Perfect for summer!
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
total time
5 Minute/s
Serves 1Ingredients
  • 6 blackberries, crushed
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum (optional)
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 3-4 oz sparkling water
  • large handful of ice
  1. In a glass, crush blackberries with a muddler to extract the juice.
  2. Using a mesh strainer, strain seeds and pulp leaving only blackberry juice.
  3. In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves with lime juice to extract flavor.
  4. Add in blackberry juice and rum, giving a quick stir to mix. Add a handful of ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of lime or a blackberry.
  5. NOTES: To save time, you can prepare the blackberry juice ahead of time and keep in in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  6. If you or your guests prefer a drink without alcohol, simply omit the white rum and top off with an extra splash of sparking water.
  7. The rum adds a bit of sweetness, if choosing to omit you may want to add a drizzle of raw honey to contrast the tart berries

Photographer: Kylie Martin Photography | Styling: Kylie Martin Photography | Photo Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Recipe: Caroline Potter

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