You could argue that the Blackberry Mint Martini isn’t all that close to a real martini, since it features rum as its only alcohol. The blackberry and mint flavors are infused into it, and a touch of lime juice and simple syrup are the only mixers.
But why quibble over a name with something so delicious? It’s almost pure alcohol, so in that sense it’s a lot like a classic gin martini.
This flavors in this one are blackberry and mint, with a strong hint of lime, and some background caramel notes from the rum. It’s sweet and fruity but with a tangy, refreshing edge.
Rum drinks are so often mixed with tropical fruits. This drink makes an interesting departure from that. It’s great when the blackberries you have are a little bit tangy.
But you can still make this one even when blackberries aren’t in season. Frozen blackberries from your grocers freezer work very well in this drink.
Some people even think frozen is better than fresh. It will have plenty of blackberry flavor. All you need to do is let them thaw for a few minutes. You can also let them sit in warm water briefly to speed up the process.
If you enjoy this drink, you might also want to try the Blue Nectar Blackberry Bramble Cocktail.
This delicious martini blends the flavors of blackberry and mint with rum and a touch of lime. It's a refreshing fruity drink you'll find yourself coming back to often.
- 2 ounces Ten Cane Rum
- 5 blackberries
- 4 sprigs mint
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Put 4 blackberries and three shredded mint sprigs in a shaker.
- Muddle thoroughly.
- Add ice, rum, lime juice and the simple syrup to the shaker.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain the mixture into the cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the last blackberry and mint sprig.