blackberry mojito

Naturally Sweet Recipes for National Mojito Day (Skip the Added Sugar!)

Imagine meeting your friends at your local spot for drinks. You pay $7 for a mediocre mojito made with sugary syrup and low-grade vodka. A typical mojito at a bar or restaurant will usually be made up of about one ounce of simple syrup in it and club soda, both contain added sugar. Instead of enjoying your night, you end up wasting away $20 (if we’re being honest, probably more) and a sugar hangover the next morning.

Next time it’s your turn to host, try concocting your own mojitos (with no added sugar). You can thank us later.

Making Mojitos at Home

To ensure your get-together runs smoothly and your guests’ glasses remain full, prep is key. The day before, buy your fresh mint and fruit to ensure you have the freshest ingredients. Before your friends come over, lay out everything you will need to mix your drinks. For our berry mojito, it’s important to have a kitchen tool to smash the fruit with. This could be as simple as a big spoon or a top of the line mortar and pestle. You will also need a big pitcher to combine everything in, and several smaller glasses to serve your drink in. Don’t forget to freeze some ice cubes the day before!

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 big pitcher or punch bowl
  • 10 glasses
  • stirring utensil
  • spoon to crush fruit
  • fresh ingredients
  • tray of ice cubes

Blackberry Mojito Recipe

When hosting a cocktail party, it’s key to minimize stress by keeping your ingredients list short and simple. The more ingredients you add to a drink, the more complicated the recipe is… and time-consuming. Our recipe only contains five ingredients that you can mix up in a breeze.

This twist on a classic mojito is sure to make a splash at your next backyard bash. And the tasty addition of blackberries will help replenish the potassium and calcium levels that alcohol depletes from your body. Our Blackberry Mojito recipe doesn’t have any added sugar to it, instead, we rely on savoring the natural sweetness from the blackberries. This will prevent any sugar headaches, and unnecessary added sugar from a simple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 2 cups hint blackberry fizz®
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 to 4 oz vodka

Directions:

  1. Mash blackberries in a bowl with the mint leaves
  2. Squeeze juice of 1 lime
  3. Add vodka and blackberry fizz
  4. Finish with mint sprigs

Oh, and by the way, Quench readers save $10 on our Berry Bundle of hint water® when using this special link. So go ahead, indulge in berry-infused water with NO added sugar.

Watermelon Fizz Mojito Recipe

Our second recipe is for a Watermelon Fizz Mojito. This will be the perfect drink for any hot summer night. Imagine sipping on your fizzy drink around a fire pit — that is all you need!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mint leaves, washed
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • 5 cups of ice
  • 3 bottles of watermelon hint fizz®

Directions:

  1. Add the muddled mint leaves and lime juice to a pitcher or punch bowl
  2. Add ice
  3. With a mixing spoon, press into the ice and mint leaves to release the oils from the mint
  4. Add the watermelon hint fizz and enjoy

The watermelon hint adds a nice flavor and compliments the limes and mint wonderfully.

These berry mojito recipes are sure to win your guests over with bright colors and subtly sweet flavor.

Oh, and don’t forget to have water available for your guests to encourage responsible drinking. It’s best to drink alcohol in moderation and toggle from mojito to water, to mojito to water. Want to avoid stomach troubles? Make sure to eat high protein food before and while you drink.


About the Authorrachel-becker

Rachel Becker is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an Editorial Intern at hint and writing for The Quench. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, traveling, and following the latest trends. Keep up with her @rachel_becks.

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