It's the day of red white and blue and whether you are celebrating by the ocean or at your local BBQ gathering, chances are you need a cocktail! No matter the season, I love to incorporate seasonal fruits into my cocktails -- really to trick myself into thinking it's healthier -- but it just tastes so much better! So today, my friends, I share with you my favorite festive cocktail. The triple berry mojito!
Triple Berry Mojitos
makes 1 mojito, but is easily quadrupled
6-8 fresh mint leaves
2 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup
1 ounce of rum
1 1/2 ounces of club soda
2 ounces of mixed berry juice
the juice of one lime
fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
In the bottom of a glass, add 1 ounce of simple syrup and the mint leaves. Muddle with a muddler or use the clean bottom of something blunt, like a screwdriver! Add ice to the glass, a few berries, and pour rum, syrup, berry juice, lime and club soda over top. Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve with an additional sprig of mint.