This is the perfect summer drink for delicious blackberry-lavender mojitos! It’s an easy recipe with all the classic key ingredients but with an added unique floral lavender flavour and sweet juicy blackberries. This will become your favourite cocktail to quench your thirst and cool you down during all the hot summer nights ;-).
Since our summer is almost over I’m longing for things which give me that vacation vibe back like Italian food, pina colada desserts and of course alcoholic drinks with that special something. I’m not a big drinker but I like my glas of wine from time to time or when the nights are hot a fruity refreshing cocktail with loots of ice.
Hot Summer Nights call for ice cold Blackberry -Lavender Mojitos.
Since I have kids I can’t enjoy an adult drink whenever I feel like it and oh boy believe me I often feel the need for something stronger. Especially when the kids are quarrelling all day long ;-). Nah joke. I like to enjoy my drinks with my hubby by my site and my kids sleeping. Most of the time I’m just to tired to mix up anything fancy that’s why I like those blackberry-lavender mojitos so much.
Blackberry-Lavender Mojitos: 6 good reasons why blackberries and lavender are the perfect match for mojitos
- The Mojitos are made in under 5 minutes.
- The homemade lavender syrup is easily made in advance and can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 weeks
- The blackberries and lavender syrup add that special something to these otherwise classic cocktails
- It’s a super refreshing drink recipe
- Blackberries stand for summer
- These drinks will be the star at every summer party 😉
Homemade Lavender syrup adds a beautiful unique floral flavour.
I love lavender ! It not only smells fantastic it’s easy to grow and hardy and that’s very important for me since I live a little bit higher up on a small mountain. Lavender is perfect for making your own chicken seasoning, for brewing a better sleep lavender tea, lavender sugar and lavender syrup of course.
Its super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients:
- flowering lavender twigs
- blueberries, just 3 pieces for a light lilac colouring
You bring all ingredients to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Push with a spoon lightly on top of the blueberries so that they burst open and release their juice. Take the pot from the stove and let it cool completely. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve or a chess clothe and fill it into a medium sized bottle. Voilá! Homemade lavender syrup ready to use. Please keep the syrup refrigerated in the fridge up to 4 weeks.
8 Ingrediens and our Summer Nights Blackberry-Lavender Mojitos are ready to enjoy.
First I start with 2 glasses which can hold a capacity of 350-400ml and a muddler. Put the brown sugar, thinly sliced lime wedges, mint leaves and blackberries into the glasses and muddle gently. The flavours should burst open and combine but the mint leaves shouldn’t be shredded to small pieces.
Add the white rum, you can use any white rum you like but I prefer a 3 year old Havana Club Rum.
In the next step I add the ice in form of cubes or crushed and add some more mint leaves, lime wedges and blackberries for garnish. Fill the glasses up with club soda and add at last some homemade lavender syrup.
Please enjoy these drinks only in good company. Bad company should go home before drinking and partying through the night with these delicious cocktails 😉 .My hubby and I had a total blast picking fresh blackberries from my garden and mixing up a couple of glasses for us. It felt like vacation and as if the summer would never end. Sometimes all you need is another adult who totally gets you and a couple of drinks to stay up all night long ;-).
Some thoughts on that drink.
If you don’t have blackberries at hand, red currents, raspberries and even blueberries do the job just fine . No rum at hand? Try it with vodka or gin, maybe that was your flavour anyway. You NEED ice otherwise this is not a drink but a warm runny sweet soup with booze 😉 . The most important thing though is to take your time, don’t do a drink between one door and the next.
You should enjoy a good drink as you would enjoy a decadent rich slice of cake: You saviour every single bite or in our case swallow.
Cheers to you and all the beautiful bittersweet late summer nights <3
Bittersweet hugs Nina
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Summer Nights Balckberry- Lavender Mojito
Summer Nights Blackberry-Lavender Mojito
Homemade Lavender Syrup
Homemade Lavender syrup
Summer Nights Blackberry-Lavender Mojito
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