Blackberry Mojito

cuisine American
difficulty Simple
season Spring & Summer
serves 4

Ingredients

3 ounces simple syrup 4 ounces lime juice 2 half pints blackberries 24 mint leaves (spearmint if available) 8 ounces Caña Brava Rum 8 drops Angostura bitters Shaved, crushed or cubed ice Sparkling water Blackberries, lime slices, and mint bouquet for garnish

Directions

  1.  Combine the simple syrup, lime juice, blackberries, and mint leaves in a glass. Muddle just until the mint releases its oils and the blackberries have been crushed down.
  2.  Pour the mixture into a PITCHER, add the rum and bitters. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3.  Just before serving add ice to the pitcher and fill with sparkling water. Add a wedge of lime to the pitcher's edge, a mint bouquet and several whole blackberries for garnish.