Blackberry Mint Rum Cooler
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Cuisine: Cocktail
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 3 TBLS sugar
  • 1 TBLS water
  • ¼ C blackberries
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2-3 oz good quality white rum
  • lemon lime soda, or seltzer of your choice
  2. Combine sugar and water and blackberries into a small sauce pan, heat on your lowest flame or setting for about three minutes. Sugar should be dissolved and blackberries should begin to breakdown and infuse the syrup.
  3. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Add 1 TBLS of the blackberry syrup and the mint leaves into a medium sized rocks glass.
  5. Using a wooden spoon crush the mint leave into the syrup and continue to "smoosh" them together for about a minute to release the oil from the mint.
  6. Add ice to the glass and pour in about 2-3 ounces of rum ( I don't measure, I just pour rum into glass as I count to three!)
  7. Top up glass with either lemon lime soda (for a sweeter drink) or plain seltzer or club soda for a less sweet drink. I like mine less sweet.....then I can drink more than one!
Recipe by Modern Mom's Kitchen Academy at