Berry Infused White Rum Mojito – A summertime cocktail that highlights a raspberry and blackberry infused white rum. This delightful libation hints a tartness of fresh lime juice and muddled mint leaves. An impressive but simple mixed drink displaying layers of refreshment.
Summertime and Friendships
Ahhhh! Summertime! I love evenings after a long, hard day, relaxing with friends while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. There’s nothing like sitting out on a tree covered deck with rich conversations among comrades of life, chatting about everything under the sun. Oh, how burdens are lifted and cares are put to rest in that restorative moment.
Speaking of friends, they’re the BEST, aren’t they! We took a trip to Indiana a couple weekends ago to meet up with some “new” friends we met on a business trip a couple of months ago. What felt like acquaintances a short time back, now feels like lifelong friends. Don’t you love it when there’s an immediate connection with someone and you feel like you’ve known them all your life? We returned home from Indiana with a sense of contentment and gratification because of a newfound friendship. And of course, there are friends you’ve known all your life, and they feel like family. Such a beautiful addition to our lives.
I believe you’ll find this Berry Infused White Rum Mojito to be an exhilarating drink to indulge with friends. It takes a little bit of forethought as the Rum needs a few days for the fruity infusion to take effect.
A Few of things to consider when making this drink
- Choose a good quality rum, white or silver is preferred and make sure it’s at least 80 proof. It doesn’t need to be outrageously expensive or top-shelf but you don’t want the cheap stuff either. My favorite is Plantation 3-Stars. It’s a crisp and tasty white rum from “three-star” places in the Carribean – Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados.
- I used raspberries and blackberries because they tend to be some of my favorite. But while standing in the produce aisle, these scrumptious beauties beckoned me and I just couldn’t resist. But use your imagination for additional flavors. Pretty much any fruit that you like can be used. Think of these: Cucumber and Basil Infused Vodka for a fresh vodka gimlet, Grapefruit and Ginger Infused Gin for a delightful gin and tonic or what about Strawberry & Kiwi infused Tequilla for the perfect daiquiri. There are hundreds of ideas to experiment with.
- Use a large wide-mouth, airtight glass container for the infusion process. Fill the jar with berries, pour the rum to cover them completely and sit in a cool place on the countertop away from direct sunlight. Now watch the magic happen over the next few days. This clear liquor will find its new identity as a transformed boozy concoction with red/purple hues. This process will take anywhere from 3-7 days depending on your taste preference. Shake the container every day to really distribute the beautiful color and flavor of the berries.
- Strain the rum with a metal mesh strainer lined with several layers of cheesecloth. Let all the liquid drain out and then pull the four corners of the cheesecloth together while twisting to extract every bit of that precious liquor. Discard the fruit or freeze it and make adult smoothies that have a nice little kick.
- Use a funnel to pour the Berry Infused Rum into jars that have a tight seal. Store the rum in a cool place out of the direct sunlight.
Creating this simple Berry Infused White Rum Mojito
- Now comes the FUN part – putting things together for this summery cocktail. Muddling the fresh mint in the bottom of the glass releases an aromatic oil that actually changes the flavor of the drink. Don’t skimp on the leaves. I used about 6-8 large leaves for one drink.
- Once you muddle the mint, fill the glass with ice and add freshly squeezed lime juice along with simple syrup to begin a dazzling layering effect. Next carefully add the berry infused rum and top the cocktail off with club soda. This is a flashy presentation that will thoroughly impress your friends.
- You could multiply the ingredients to make a full pitcher and convenience will win out. Once you start pouring though, you lose all the layering effect. But hey, I venture to say your guests will probably not have an issue with that as long as they have a glass in their hand.
One last thing before I leave you. If you’re planning a dinner party with friends, this Berry Infused White Rum Mojito will initiate a “let our hair down” kind-of evening. And isn’t that what we all want? To be able to be ourselves, drop all pretenses and delight in the people we enjoy most.
If you like this cocktail, you will find my Limoncello Margarita quite enticing as well. Please let me know what you think of these two recipes by leaving a comment at the bottom of the posts. I do love hearing from you.Print
Berry Infused White Rum Mojito
A summertime cocktail that highlights a berry infused white rum. This delightful libation hints a tartness of fresh lime juice and muddled mint leaves. An impressive but simple mixed drink displaying layers of refreshment.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 Minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 Mojito
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Infused Rum
- Cuisine: Rum
Berry Infused White Rum
- 1 bottle (750 ml) White Rum (I used Plantation 3-Stars Silver Rum)
- 10 oz Fresh Blackberries
- 10 oz Fresh Raspberries
Berry Infused White Rum Mojito
- 6-8 large Mint Leaves
- 1 oz Simple Syrup (see notes)
- Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice from 1/2 large Lime
- 2 oz Berry Infused White Rum
- 1 ounce Club Soda, chilled
- Slice of Lime for garnishment
- Blackberries and Raspberries for garnishment
- Mint Leaves for garnishment
- Rinse and gently pat dry the blackberries and raspberries. Add the berries to a large airtight glass jar. Pour the rum over the berries to completely cover.
- Seal and let sit in a dark place for at least 3 days and up to one week.
- When the rum has been infused to the desired berry flavor, strain the rum with a large metal mesh strainer lined with several layers of cheesecloth. Pull up the four corners of the cheesecloth and twist in order to squeeze out all of the liquid. Discard the fruit.
- Pour the infused rum into storage bottles by using a funnel. Make sure and seal the bottles so that the rum does not evaporate. Store in a place away from direct sunlight.
Berry Infused White Rum Mojito
- Muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup and lime juice in the bottom of a 10 oz highball.
- Add ice to the top of the glass. Carefully add the Berry Infused Rum to form the middle layer then again carefully add the club soda to form the top layer.
- Add a slice of lime, raspberry, and blackberry along with mint leaves as a garnishment on top.
- Simple Syrup Recipe – 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup sugar. Dissolve sugar in the boiled water. Set aside to cool the syrup.
- Serving Size: 10 ounce Mojito
- Calories: 217
- Sugar: 23 g
- Sodium: 8 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 25 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: rum, mojito, fruit-infused liquor, raspberries, blackberries, white rum, cocktails