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Summer Fruit Vodka Mojitos


Blackberry, Plum or sour cherry - take your pick! These can be mixed days in advance.

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  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 2/3 c fresh lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
  • 2 lbs plums, pitted and cut into wedges and 18 oz fresh blackberries
  • OR -
  • 3 lbs frozen pitted sour cherries, partially thawed with juices
  • 1 c fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2-3 c vodka
  • 6 c sparkling water


Servings 16


Step 1

1. Bring sugar and 1 1/4 c water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, 3 mins. Remove from heat; let cool 15 mins. Syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.

2. Combine lemon juice, fruit and basil in a bowl. Add syrup; mash lightly to release juices. Refrigerate at least 1 day and up to 4 days.

3. Combine fruit mixture and vodka in a pitcher or punch bowl; ladle about 1/3 c into each glass. Fill with ice. Top with sparkling water, garnish with more basil and serve.


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