For after a long day of berry picking in the fall and you just need to sit back and relax while enjoying your labors.
Wild Berry Mojito
8 to 12 fresh mint leaves
3 to 4 fresh blackberries
3 to 4 fresh blueberries
3 to 4 fresh red raspberries
1/8 cup lime juice
2 to 4 tsp. of sugar
1-12 oz. glass of crushed ice
2 oz. light rum
1/4 cup soda water
1 fresh mint sprig (for garnish)
Carefully press mint leaves into the bottom of the glass with the back of a wooden spoon to release their oils (do not tear leaves).
Mix mint, crushed wild berries, lime juice and sugar in a 12-ounce glass.
Fill glass with crushed ice.
Stir well until the ice is reduced by 1/3 and then top with more crushed ice, stirring until the glass begins to frost on the outside.
Pour in soda water and rum, stir again. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Recipe provided by Stacy McGuigan of Everyday Celebrations,www.ecpartyconcierge.com. Stacy is CEO of Everyday Celebrations, a local event planning business.