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If you’re a fan of mojitos and love fresh berries, say hello to the summer cocktail of your dreams! This mixed berry mojito recipe combines sweet summer berries with classic mojito ingredients for the perfect summer sip.

A berry mojito in a tall cocktail glass surrounded by mixed berries and lime.
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3 Reasons To Love This Berry Mojito

  1. Perfect for hot summer days: Super refreshing, not too sweet and incorporates delicious summer berries. It’s also easy to turn into a refreshing mocktail by simply leaving out the white rum. If you love a fruity mojito in the summer like I do, make sure to also try this Mango Mojito and Strawberry Mojito Mocktail.
  2. Quick and easy to make: Ready in just minutes and can be made directly in the cocktail glass.
  3. Easy to scale: Perfect for summer gatherings or a relaxing evening alone on the patio.
Hand holding a berry mojito cocktail garnished with fresh mint and mixed berries on a cocktail skewer.

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you’ll need to make these mixed berry mojitos:

Labelled photo of ingredients needed to make a berry mojito.
  • Fresh Berries: A mix of your favorite fresh summer berries. For mine, I used blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. You don’t need to use all of these though.
  • Lime: Cut the lime into wedges to make it easier to muddle. Muddling the lime wedges adds so much more flavor than just using lime juice since it also releases some of the aromatic oils from the skin.
  • White Rum: White rum is traditional in a mojito. It is sometimes also called light rum or silver rum. Don’t use a dark rum or a spiced rum. The subtle flavor of white rum lets the flavors from the berries, lime and fresh mint shine through.
  • Fresh Mint: Fresh mint leaves are a must-have ingredient in mojitos! I you are growing your own herbs, this is a great way to use some of that fresh mint that grows like a weed!
  • Club Soda or Sparkling Water: For the refreshing fizz that finishes this cocktail off.
  • Honey or Sugar: For sweetness. I don’t add too much but feel free to adjust the quantity to taste if you prefer a sweeter mojito.
  • Ice Cubes: Or crushed ice.
  • Garnish: This is optional but always looks pretty to add a fresh sprig of mint, slice of lime or some fresh berries to the glass before serving.

Detailed ingredient list and directions located in the recipe card below.

Equipment Needed

  • A tall glass: Preferably you want to use a taller cocktail glass like a Collins glass or highball glass. However, you can use what you have! I have even used mason jars before.
  • Muddler: If you often make cocktails like mojitos or simply love having all the kitchen tools, I recommend getting yourself a muddler. Good news – most are fairly inexpensive! However, you can also get by with other items that you might already have in your kitchen. You can also the handle of a sturdy wooden spoon, the end of a thinner wooden rolling pin or the tamper that comes with some blenders like Vitamix.
  • Straw: For easy sipping, I like to use a thicker straw (vs the super skinny ones) so that pieces of the muddled berries don’t get caught. Reusable straws are great to keep on hand at home and come in so many options like stainless steel, glass, bamboo and silicone.

How To Make A Berry Mojito

Gathering the ingredients was the hardest part! This summer berry mojito is so easy to make. You’ll be back outside sipping on one in no time!

Numbered photo collage showing step by step how to make a berry mojito.
  1. Muddle berries and lime: Add the berries, lime wedges and honey or sugar to a tall cocktail glass. Muddle until the berries and lime wedges break down to release their juices and flavor.
  2. Gently muddle the mint: Add the mint leaves and lightly muddle just a few times to gently bruise.
  3. Add the rest: Pour in the rum and fill the glass about 2/3 of the way full with ice. Give it a stir to combine. Top with chilled club soda or sparkling water. Gently stir again.
  4. Garnish and enjoy: Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint, slice of lime and a few fresh berries if you like. Serve with a thicker straw for easy sipping and enjoy!

helpful tip

Don’t over muddle the mint!

Or it will taste bitter and you will have tiny bits of mint throughout your mojito that get stuck in your teeth. This is why I add the mint after the berries and lime have already been muddled. Once the mint is added, simply give it a few taps with the muddler to gently bruise it to help release the fragrant oils.

Tall cocktail glass of summer berry mojito garnished with lime and mixed berries.

Serving A Group

This berry mojito cocktail is perfect for summer entertaining! You can either line up a number of glasses and quickly make them individually (my personal preference) or put together a pitcher.

To make a pitcher of berry mojitos:

Muddle the berries, lime wedges and honey or sugar directly in a pitcher. Add the mint leaves and lightly muddle again. Pour in the rum and chilled club soda or sparkling water and give it a stir to combine. Serve in garnished glasses filled with ice.

Measurements for a pitcher that serves 8 can be found in the recipe card notes below.

Variations

  • Make it a mocktail: Simply leave out the rum for a refreshing berry mojito mocktail or virgin berry mojito.
  • Swap the rum: Substitute the white rum for vodka or gin.
  • Use your favorite berries: I used a combination of four berries here (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries). However, you can also use any combination you like or even just a single type of berry.
  • Make it smooth: I quite enjoy the little chunks of fruit in a mojito from muddling. However, if you prefer a smoother drink, you can either use a berry puree (by blending the berries first) or muddle/prepare the drink in a cocktail shaker and strain into your glass.
Berry mojito in a tall glass with bamboo straw garnished with mint, lime and mixed berries on a cocktail skewer.

FAQ

What is a mojito?

A mojito is super refreshing classic cocktail from Cuba. Traditionally, it consists of white rum, fresh limes, fresh mint, sugar and club soda. This berry mojito recipe puts a fruity spin on it by infusing it with the flavors of sweet summer berries.

Can I use frozen berries?

If you can’t get your hands on fresh berries, you can frozen instead. Just make sure to first thaw them.

Can I use lime juice instead of lime wedges?

You can but in my opinion the fresh lime cut into wedges is key! I have made mojitos both ways and muddling the lime wedges adds SO MUCH more flavor than just using lime juice since it also releases some of the aromatic oils from the skin. The difference is amazing!

Can I still make a mojito if I don’t have a muddler?

Absolutely! A muddler is handy to have if you make a lot of cocktails at home. However, you can also use the handle of a sturdy wooden spoon, the end of a thinner rolling pin or if you have a Vitamix, the tamper that comes with it works great as a makeshift muddler.

Can this be turned into a mocktail?

It sure can! Just leave out the rum and you have yourself a refreshing berry mojito mocktail!

Why does my mojito taste bitter?

If you muddle the mint leaves too much, your mojito may end up tasting bitter. This is why I recommend adding the mint after the berries and lime have already been muddled. Once you add the mint, make sure to just gently bruise it a few times to release the oils (don’t pulverize it!).

A glass of mixed berry mojito garnished with mint and lime and surrounded by a mixture of fresh berries.

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Hand holding a berry mojito garnished with fresh mint, mixed berries on a cocktail skewer and a bamboo straw.

Mixed Berry Mojito

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  • Author: Vanessa Gilic
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Muddled
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

If you’re a fan of mojitos and love fresh berries, say hello to the summer cocktail of your dreams! This mixed berry mojito recipe combines sweet summer berries with classic mojito ingredients for the perfect summer sip.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh berries (e.g. 3 blackberries, 3 raspberries, 4 blueberries and 2 quartered strawberries)
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar (or to taste)
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) white rum
  • ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) chilled club soda or sparkling water
  • Optional garnish: sprig of fresh mint, slice of lime, some fresh berries

Instructions

  1. Muddle berries and lime: Add the berries, lime wedges and honey or sugar to a tall cocktail glass. Muddle until the berries and lime wedges break down.
  2. Gently muddle mint: Add the mint leaves and lightly muddle just a few times to gently bruise.
  3. Add remaining ingredients: Pour in the rum and fill the glass about 2/3 of the way full with ice. Give it a stir to combine. Top with chilled club soda or sparkling water. Gently stir again.
  4. Garnish and serve: Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint, slice of lime and a few fresh berries if you like. Serve with a thicker straw for easy sipping and enjoy!

Notes

  • Special Equipment Needed: You will need a muddler (or something to muddle with). The handle of a sturdy wooden spoon, the end of a thinner rolling pin or the tamper that comes with some blenders like Vitamix can also be used to muddle the ingredients if you don’t have a muddler.
  • Berries: Use a mix of your favorite fresh summer berries.  I used a mix of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries but you can use any combination you like or even just a single type of berry.
  • Don’t over muddle the mint! Or the mojito may end up tasting bitter and you’ll have tiny bits of mint throughout the cocktail that get stuck in your teeth. This is why I suggest adding the mint after the berries and lime have already been muddled. Once you add the mint, just a few taps with the muddler is all it takes to gently bruise it, releasing the oils for a refreshing minty flavor.
  • Make it a mocktail: Simply leave out the rum for a refreshing berry mojito mocktail.
  • For a pitcher (8 servings): Place 2 cups mixed fresh berries, 4 limes cut into wedges and 3 tablespoons honey or sugar in a pitcher and muddle until berries and lime break down. Add 40 mint leaves and lightly muddle again. Pour in 2 cups white rum and 4 cups chilled club soda or sparkling water and give it a stir to combine. Serve in garnished glasses filled with ice.

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4 Comments

  1. Marie-Pierre Breton says:

    I love this—a kind of hybrid between a drink and a fruit salad with yummy rum! I’m going to try it by the pool this summer!






    1. Vanessa Gilic says:

      The perfect poolside drink – enjoy!

  2. Bernice says:

    Made a huge pitcher of these for my sister’s baby shower on the weekend (with a virgin mojito for her) and it was a huge success! This will be the drink of the summer.






    1. Vanessa Gilic says:

      I’m so happy to hear that! And congrats to your sister!