part two. blackberry mojito with jenni

today i have jenni from a well crafted party back posting another delicious cocktail! she graciously created 3 yummy versions, so you still have another one coming.. luckies.
scroll on down a bit to catch the original. always a winner.

Blackberry Mojito
Ripe blackberries and mint make one of the most amazing combinations. So, adding a nice blackberry syrup to a Mojito just makes sense. It especially makes sense when blackberries are in season at the peak of summer. 

1 Shaker (or two cups that will substitute)
1 Measuring tool (a shot glass works great)
1 1/4 oz Fresh Blackberry Syrup
1 1/4 oz White Rum
4-6 Mint Leaves
1/2 lime sliced into wedges
A few blackberries for garnish
Soda Water (4 oz)

*To make fresh blackberry syrup simmer 1 pint of fresh, clean blackberries over medium heat with 1 cup water and 2 cups of sugar. Simmer, while occasionally stirring mixture, until sugar is dissolved and berries are extremely soft. Strain using a fine sieve (this way no seeds seep through). Then let cool. Will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week. 

Fill the shaker with ice. Add mint leaves, squeezed lime wedges of 1/2 lime, blackberry syrup, and rum to shaker. Shake like crazy. Pour all into a glass and top with soda water. Garnish with mint sprig and a blackberry. 

For a non-alcoholic blackberry Mojito double the blackberry syrup and leave out the rum. It makes a tasty blackberry-mint soda!

thanks again jenni! she has one last cocktail on the way, so check back soon..