Easy Blackberry Mojito

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A lot of people are intimidated by mixing cocktails at home, but once you get the recipe down, a subtle twist can make it a little more special. Here's how I've been adding blackberries to a classic mojito for a refreshing take on what's quickly become a favorite summer drink. P.S. Here's a link to my dress.

Ingredients (makes 2 drinks): 

8 mint leaves

12 blackberries

2 tsp extra fine sugar or agave syrup

Ice Cubes

4 oz light rum

2 oz fresh lime juice

Club Soda

Directions:

In the bottom of a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, muddle together the mint, berries, and sugar/syrup. Add ice, rum, and lime juice, cover and shake for about 20 seconds, or until the cocktail is very cold. Fill a Collins glass with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass. Top with club soda and garnish with sprig of mint.