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Mojitos Three Ways

This recipe first appeared in the April/May 2023 issue of eat. drink. Mississippi

Images and food styling by Camille Lowder and Emily Hlavac Green, Recipes courtesy of Lena Abraham and Makinze Gore 

Turn any celebration into a pick-your-own-cocktail party with mojitos made with strawberry, blueberry, or pineapple. Whatever you choose, it’ll be a good one.  



  • 1/2 c. lime juice 

  • 3 tsp. granulated sugar, divided 

  • 1 bunch fresh mint 

  • 1/4 c. chopped pineapple 

  • 1/4 c. quartered strawberries 

  • 1/4 c. blueberries, plus more for garnish 

  • Ice 

  • 6 oz. white rum, divided 

  • 1 (12-oz.) can seltzer 

  • Pineapple wedge, for garnish 

  • Strawberry, for garnish 

  • Lime slices, for garnish 



  1. Divide the lime juice evenly among three glasses. Add a teaspoon of sugar to each glass and two mint leaves.

  2. Add pineapple to one glass, strawberries to another, and blueberries to the third. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle fruit and mint. 

  3. Fill each glass two-thirds full with ice cubes. Add 2 ounces rum to each glass and top with seltzer.  

  4. Garnish with fruit, mint, and lime. 


If you prefer non-alcoholic, we’ve got that too — our blackberry virgin mojito is mighty refreshing and a great fourth option. 

Bonus: Virgin Blackberry Mojito


For the mint syrup: 

  • 1/2 c. packed fresh mint leaves 

  • 1 c. granulated sugar 

  • 1 c. water 


For the mojito: 

  • 1 c. blackberries 

  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar 

  • 1/2 c. lime juice 

  • Ice 

  • 2 (12-oz.) cans seltzer 

  • Fresh mint, for garnish 



  1. In a small pot, crush mint leaves using a wooden spoon. Add sugar and water and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let boil 3 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then strain out mint leaves, pressing with a wooden spoon to help release all liquid.

  2. Tip blackberries and sugar into a small bowl and use a wooden spoon to crush blackberries until broken down.  

  3. Divide blackberries between 4 glasses. Add 2 tablespoons simple syrup and 2 tablespoons lime juice to each glass. Fill glasses with ice and top off with seltzer, then garnish with mint. 

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