So it's finally happening - we're getting a new kitchen! Well at least I think we are. Sort of. I'm so fed up of opening cupboards and having jars of spices jump out at me, of having to clean the mould behind the sink where the water meets the wood and of having to prep food on the floor because there isn't enough counter space. But all this will be over soon!
And to celebrate, I think cocktails are in order, right? Specifically this very berry mojito. Way better than a classic mojito strawberry mojito, this mojito recipe is bursting with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red currants (or whatever mixed berries you can get your hands on, 'cause I'm flexible like that) making it the perfect way to cheers to a shiny new kitchen or the end of a long working week.
Alongside the mixed berries in this cocktail recipe, you'll find all the other classic mojito ingredients - mint leaves, lime juice, white rum and soda water. You can add brown sugar, but I think the sweetness from the berries makes it redundant. Totally up to you. It's Friday - indulge and add some sugar!
If you're not sure how to make a mojito, this is my favourite way: place all the ingredients except the soda water (and the sugar, if you're using it) into a blender and blitz a couple of times until the mint leaves are thoroughly chopped up and all the flavours are well combined. Then pour it into a glass over ice and top with soda water. Stick in a straw and you're good to go!
Alternatively, you can place all the ingredients except the soda water into the bottom of the glass and muddle them up a bit or bash them with the back of a spoon if you're muddler-less like I am. Then pour in the soda water, stick in the straw and get drinking!
If you like the very berry theme, check out this very berry sangria!
Do you have any tips on how to make a mojito?
Very Berry Mojito
- ⅓ cup frozen mixed berries (I used strawberries raspberries, blackberries and redcurrants)
- 8 leaves fresh mint
- juice of ½ lime
- 2 oz white rum
- 330 ml / 11oz soda water
- Place all the ingredients - except the soda water and ice - into a blender and pulse three times.
- Evenly divide the blended mixture between two ice-filled glasses.
- Top each glass with soda water and serve.