Blackberry Basil Vodka Cocktail
I love a classic mojito, but sometimes you have to mix things up and try something new. This Blackberry Basil Vodka Cocktail is a fun take on a mojito, replacing the tingly mint with peppery basil. It’s a fun Italian Fruit Cocktail that goes perfectly with some Italian appetizers!
Blackberry Mojito Recipe
I don’t know if I can rightfully call this a blackberry mojito, since it uses vodka and basil instead of rum and mint, but the composition of the cocktail is pretty similar and the resulting taste is a fruity, crisp and slightly spicy mojito without the tingly mouthfeel of mint. However, if you want to add mint – feel free!
This is the perfect cocktail recipe to have on hand if you are planning on serving regular mojitos (whether a classic version or our frozen Mojito Slushies) and one of your guests isn’t a huge fan of mint.
The basil helps this cocktail pair exceptionally well with Italian-style appetizers, like our cheesy deluxe pizza dip, Italian-style Keto Pinwheels, or our Mini Meatball Sandwiches.
Ingredients for Blackberry Mojitos
- Whole Basil Leaves
- Large Blackberries
- Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
- Lemon Lime Soda
- Crystallized Ginger, for garnish
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Vodka needed for this recipe from them.
(Recipe courtesy of Karly Gomez)
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Cocktail shaker
- Cocktail muddler
- Liquid Measure
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make Blackberry Mojitos
In a highball glass, add the basil and blackberries and muddle.
Fill glass with ice, then add the vodka, followed by the lemon lime soda.
Garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger and enjoy responsibly!
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Blackberry Vodka Mojito
A fresh and crisp take on a Fruity Mojito, this Basil-Blackberry Vodka Cocktail pairs well with Italian appetizers
- 4 Whole Basil Leaves
- 4 Large Blackberries
- 1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
- 6 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
- Crystallized Ginger, for garnish
- In a highball glass, add the basil and blackberries and muddle.
- Fill glass with ice, then add the vodka, followed by the lemon lime soda.
- Garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger and enjoy responsibly!
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Ginger, Diced Crystallized (1 lb.) by Presto Sales LLC
Organic Basil, .75 oz Clamshell
Omishome Complete Bartender Mixology Kit - Elegant Gold Finish Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand and 6 BONUS Sturdy Stainless Steel Straws - A Superb Bartending Set
Blackberries, 6 oz
Smirnoff Vodka, 750 ml, 80 Proof
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 681gFiber: 13gSugar: 622gProtein: 8g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This spicy blackberry vodka cocktail is a fun twist on a classic fruit mojito recipe.
For more delicious and fruity cocktail recipes, check out our Strawberry Frozen Margaritas or my favorite, our Mai Tai with Homemade Almond Syrup.