The citrus lime and blackberry combo combined with the herbaceous mint flavors make this Blackberry Mojito Mocktail so refreshing for any occasion. This non-alcoholic drink uses raw honey in place of processed sugar which makes this drink refined sugar-free. My recipe only uses 4 ingredients making it super simple to make!
This recipe was inspired by my favorite summer drink-Mojitos! This virgin mocktail is so simple to make yet so delicious.
Why This Recipe Works
- This recipe is refined sugar free, dairy free, alcohol free, gluten free, and paleo.
- This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make!
- Making your own simple syrups at home will save you money!
- Kids love these simple syrups too!
- Homemade simple syrups are a great alternative to soda.
- Blackberries– The sweet yet slightly tart taste from blackberries add the perfect kick. Although blackberries are typically in season June- August, I have made this recipe with blackberries in the winter and it was still good. If you are eating the blackberries out of season and find that they are super tart, you may want to add a little more honey.
- Lime-The lime compliments the mint and blackberries so nicely. I did make the lime optional because the drink tastes delicious without it, but it tastes even better with it!
- Mint-The mint is what makes this drink! Do not substitute.
- Honey-I use honey as a natural sweetener in all of my drinks. It is the perfect alternative to processed sugar. It keeps the drink light without a sugar hangover the following day! Honey can be expensive, especially if you like the good quality honeys that are not mixed with anything else like I do. I have found that the large gallons of honey Costco sells does the trick and it is only a fraction of the cost of a jar of honey from Whole Foods, and it lasts longer. This is especially great if you plan on serving and making a lot of mocktail/ cocktail drinks at home.
- Club soda-This will give this drink those pop like bubbles but without all of the additives and sugar in regular pop.
See the full recipe card below with a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Blackberries-Any kind of berries will work! Just make sure they are ripe.
- Honey-You can also use cane sugar if you are not worried about this drink being refined sugar free.
- Club soda-You can also use tonic water.
This recipe has not been tested with any other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know by leaving a comment below!
- I like using a large saucepan. The most important part of this step is having a colander to then drain the syrup with over a bowl. I like using a bowl with a lip because it makes it easier to then pour the syrup into a mason jar.
- I love drinking all of my drinks in fun cocktail glasses. It makes it so much more fun to drink. Do not forget about the garnishes! Mint or edible flowers go great with this recipe to garnish.
- Allow the syrup to completely cool prior to mixing the mocktail.
- If you like your drinks very sweet, you can add extra honey.
Club soda is just carbonated water. Tonic water has sweetener in it.
Mojitos are referred to as Cuban punches. A traditional mojito contains sugar, rum, soda water and mint. Since we are going for a healthier alternative in this recipe we are using honey in place of the sugar and since this is a virgin drink we are omitting the alcohol.
Yes! You can add alcohol to this drink Rum is typically the go to with mojitos, but vodka also works too.
This recipe makes enough syrup for up to 2 drinks.
- This simple syrup can last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- I like to store my simple syrups in mason jars!
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Blackberry Mint Simple Syrup
- Large bowl
- Sauce pan
- Mason jar
For the blackberry mint syrup (makes up to 10 drinks)
- 2 cups blackberries
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 5 mint leaves
For the mocktail (for one person)
- 1/2 cup blackberry mint simple syrup
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1/4 whole lime, squeezed
- 3 whole mint leaves
For the syrup:
- Rinse blackberries, measure, and place in a saucepan with water, honey, and mint leaves.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
- Place the colander/strainer over the bowl in the sink. (It makes it easier if you use a bowl with a lip on it to easily pour in the mason jar to store)
- Then, strain the syrup over the colander/strainer.
- Add the syrup to a mason jar and store in the fridge. Be sure the syrup is cold prior to using.
For the mocktail:
- Mix the club soda, lime, and blackberry syrup in a cocktail mixing glass or a big cup.
- Pour the drink over ice in a fun glass! Garnish with extra mint leaves.
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