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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

Blackberry Pineapple Mojito

The key to making bartender-worthy concoctions: muddling fresh fruit and herbs, like in this blackberry pineapple mojito based on one at Scottsdale's Deseo restaurant.

Sunset JULY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 blackberries
  • 3 small chunks fresh pineapple
  • 6 or 7 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus a wedge for garnish
  • 1/4 cup light or dark rum
  • 1/4 cup seltzer

Preparation

1. For simple syrup: Put sugar and 2 tsp. water in a glass bowl and microwave on full power for 10 to 15 seconds, or until sugar is dissolved.

2. Drop blackberries, pineapple, and mint leaves into a sturdy glass and crush to a pulp with the end of a wooden spoon. Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and rum.

3. Pour the contents into an old-fashioned glass and then back into first glass; repeat until thoroughly mixed, then pour back into old-fashioned glass. Add ice cubes and seltzer; stir. Garnish with sprig of mint and lime wedge.

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