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Black and Blue Mojito

Black and Blue Mojito 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; glassware from The Hour

Spirits May 25, 2011

There are many mojito variations, and you can make one with almost any fresh fruit, but there's always something special about a drink made with fresh berries.

For the rum, author Kim Hassarud recommends 10 Cane. It is similar to rhum agricole, which is made from pressed sugar cane rather than molasses. Spirits columnnist Jason Wilson also recommends an aged white rum, such as Rhum Barbancourt or Banks 5 Island.

Servings: 1
  • 4 blackberries, plus 1 for garnish
  • 10 blueberries, plus 1 for garnish
  • 10 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (see NOTE)
  • 2 ounces rhum agricole
  • Crushed ice
  • Soda water

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Muddle the berries, mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup in a rocks or old-fashioned glass. Add the rhum agricole, then fill with the crushed ice. Top with a splash of soda water, then stir gently.

Garnish with the mint sprig and berries.

NOTE: To make simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a slow rolling boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof container and let cool to room temperature.

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Adapted from Haasarud's "101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks" (Wiley, 2011).

Tested by Jason Wilson and Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 220

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 24g 8%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 20g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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