This variation on a mojito uses blackberry spreadable fruit, which gives it a deep purple color and a bit of sweetness in every sip.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/3 cup seedless blackberry spreadable fruit
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/3 cup rum or brandy
- 1 cup club soda
- Mint sprigs
- In a small saucepan, combine spreadable fruit and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth; transfer to a small bowl. Refrigerate until chilled.
- In a small pitcher, muddle mint leaves and lime juice. Add blackberry syrup and rum. Divide between two cocktail glasses. Stir in club soda; garnish with mint sprigs. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Midnight Cocktails in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p16
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