It’s still plenty warm in Colorado and I’m not even close to thinking about Fall. That I’m already seeing people post recipes with pumpkin makes me a bit verklempt and I just want to yell, ‘NO!!’ So I promise until they pry my wet, cold hands from a hose that I’m using to water plants in the snow I’ll be heralding all things warm weather for as long as I can…today that includes this simple and delicious SOBE® Blackberry Mojito Cocktail.
My girls always loved SOBE drinks; they were a special treat. I wasn’t that mom who kept an assortment of pop always cold and ready, no, my poor children had to make do with water when they were thirsty…can you believe it? So a trip to the local market would sometimes find me caving to a demand because even I thought these sounded SO good…and they are.
The SOBE story began in 1995, when the founders dreamt up a flavorful concoction inspired by the sun-drenched beaches and laidback vibes of South Beach, Florida. Their first drink, the SOBE® Black Tea 3G, was an unheard of blend of Ginseng, Guarana and herbal ingredients and it remains popular still today.
Two of my favorites have always been South Beach Sunset; a blend of mango-melon flavors, and Liz Blizz, flavored after one of my favorite summer cocktails, the Pina Colada. I like to keep a couple in the fridge and if in the mood for a cocktail, a bit of rum or vodka added to an ice filled glass of SOBE® works just fine.
SOBE® has recently released two new offerings that I thought just perfect for cocktails; the Midnight Mojito and the En Fuego. The En Fuego is a limeade concoction that is perfect on its own or blended with tequila and the Midnight Mojito sounded perfect for a late summer blend of juice, blackberries, mint and lime. Blackberries and mint are muddled then mixed with the other ingredients to serve up a beautiful cocktail with a blackberry base. I could have finished off the entire thing…except then I would be taking a nap right now and not writing this post!
As new as these two are; you might not be able to find them yet so in that case just muddle another half dozen berries and add some additional simple syrup to taste. You should not miss this late summer blackberry business, that’s for sure!
SOBE® Blackberry Mojito
- 4-5 Blackberries
- 6 leaves mint
- 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1.5 oz. White Rum
- 6oz SOBE® Midnight Mojito
- 1 oz. Club Soda, chilled
- Lime Wedge
- Freeze glasses until frosted; remove from freezer and muddle blackberries and mint in the bottom of the glasses; fill the glasses with ice.
- Combine simple syrup, white rum and SOBE Midnight Mojito in an ice filled cocktail shaker; shake at least ten times until ice cold.
- Pour mixture into the glasses, top with the club soda and stir.
- Garnish with the lime wedge and a blackberry.
Make simply syrup by combining equal parts water and sugar heated over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Chill until at least room temperature.