Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito

Serves 1. This recipe by Mason’s Grill, 13556 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, won the Louisiana rum recipe cocktail contest during the 2013 Garden Fest at Burden on Saturday.

3 to 5 fresh mint leaves

3 to 4 blackberries, plus more for garnish

1 oz. of your favorite rum

3 to 4 ozs. lemon-lime soda or soda water with fresh lemon and lime juice

Squeeze of fresh lime

1/2 oz. simple syrup

Slice of lime, for garnish

1. Muddle the mint and 3 to 4 berries with the rum, then add the lemon-lime soda or soda water, a squeeze of lime and the simple syrup.

2. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and fresh blackberries.