This easy mocktail recipe is the most refreshing drink to sip on when it’s hot out! Made with nutritious blackberries, fresh mint, lime juice, club soda, and just a touch of sugar. It takes just a few minutes to prepare!

I love a refreshing cocktail as much as anybody, and minty mojitos are a top choice for me! While a cocktail has its time and place, I much prefer a non-alcoholic mocktail on a day-to-day basis. As a Registered Dietitian, I love to highlight seasonal ingredients in a creative way, and mocktails are such a fun way to do so!

This non-alcoholic blackberry mojito, or “virgin” mojito, is a simple mocktail recipe you’re going to adore if you love mojitos. It’s just so perfect for sipping on a hot day, or at a summer cookout. It’s got fresh mint and lime like a classic mojito, and the addition of blackberries makes it feel so fancy! And just check out that beautiful color! This recipe serves two, but you can easily double or triple it for a crowd.

Prefer smoothies to mocktails? I’ve got you covered with plenty of smoothie recipes!

Blackberry mojito mocktail ingredients

You need just five ingredients (plus ice) to make this mocktail recipe. It’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut free.

  • Blackberries
  • Fresh mint
  • Lime
  • Club soda
  • Granulated sugar
  • Plenty of ice

Kitchen tools needed

To make this recipe, you’ll need a spoon for mixing and something to muddle with, such as a muddler or pestle and mortar. If you don’t have either, don’t fret! You can also use a wooden spoon, a meat pounder, a dowel, or the handle of a rolling pin. I actually used the tamper that came with my Vitamix blender.

blackberry mojito mocktail ingredients measured out on a white background

How to make blackberry mojito mocktail

  1. Wash and pat dry the blackberries. Pick off mint leaves from the stem, wash and pat dry.
  2. Put the blackberries, mint leaves, and granulated sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Use your muddling tool to muddle the berries and mint by pressing down firmly and twisting it back and forth. Continue to muddle until the berries resemble a jam and the mint is fragrant.
  4. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into two 16 ounce drinking glasses.
  5. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into each glass.
  6. Fill each cup generously with ice cubes, basically to the top.
  7. Pour club soda into the glasses.
  8. Use a spoon to mix the mojitos up, dispersing the berries and mint throughout the whole glass.
  9. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh mint or slices of lime!

Recipe tips

  • Use fresh and juicy blackberries. The juicier, the better! If you would like to use frozen blackberries, let them defrost in the fridge prior to making your mocktail.
  • Use real lime juice. Not bottled! It will not taste as authentic and fresh.
  • Don’t skip the sugar. I’ve tried this recipe without sugar, and it really needs a little bit to feel like a true mocktail. Less than a teaspoon per serving is totally reasonable from my Registered Dietitian perspective 🙂

Can I prepare blackberry mojito mocktails in advance?

Yes! You could easily prep this recipe a day in advance. I recommend muddling the ingredients together and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to serve, portion into glasses and add the club soda.

Can I add alcohol?

If you would like to make this mocktail into a cocktail, you can add alcohol. Traditionally, mojitos are made with white rum. You could also try it with vodka, gin, tequila, or mezcal!

Blackberries nutrition benefits

Blackberries are one of the healthiest fruits to enjoy! They have more fiber than most other fruits – one cup provides 7.6 grams, or 27 percent of your daily needs! In addition to fiber, one cup of blackberries provides:

  • 30.2 mg Vitamin C (34 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.68 mg Vitamin E (11 percent of your daily needs)
  • 28.5 mcg Vitamin K (24 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.24 mg copper (27 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.930 mg manganese (40 percent of your daily needs)

Additionally, blackberries are packed with antioxidants. These compounds help keep our cells healthy and fight off inflammation.

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Glass of blackberry mojito mocktail on a white marble and wooden coaster with a metal straw and sprig of mint

Refreshing Blackberry Mojito Mocktail

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: beverages
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy mocktail recipe is the most refreshing drink to sip on when it’s hot out! Made with nutritious blackberries, fresh mint, lime juice, club soda, and just a touch of sugar. It takes just a few minutes to prepare!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated cane sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime, divided in half
  • 23 cups ice
  • 16 oz club soda

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the blackberries and mint.
  2. Add the blackberries, mint, and sugar to a small bowl.
  3. Use a muddling tool to muddle the blackberries, mint and sugar. Press firmly down with the muddler and twist it back and forth. Continue until the mint is fragrant and the blackberries resemble jam.
  4. Spoon an equal amount of the muddled mixture into two 16 ounce drinking glasses.
  5. Add an equal amount of lime juice to each glass.
  6. Fill each cup with ice, almost to the top.
  7. Pour club soda into each glass.
  8. Use a spoon to mix the mocktails up, so the berry and mint mixture is well dispersed.
  9. Garnish with sprigs of mint or lime slices, and serve with a drinking straw.

Notes

Can I prepare blackberry mojito mocktails in advance?

Yes! You could easily prep this recipe a day in advance. I recommend muddling the ingredients together and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to serve, portion into glasses and add the club soda.

Can I add alcohol?

If you would like to make this mocktail into a cocktail, you can add alcohol. Traditionally, mojitos are made with white rum. You could also try it with vodka, gin, tequila, or mezcal!

Keywords: blackberry mojito mocktail, virgin mojito, non-alcoholic blackberry mojito, easy mocktails, simple mocktails