The Thursday Cocktail Recipe...

alice baton

Blackberry Passionfruit Mojito
1 pint blackberries
1 bottle Mount Gay Silver rum (my homeland)
1 cup Jamaican rum
1 cup mint simple syrup 
1 cup passion fruit syrup
1/2 bunch of mint
0.75 liter seltzer water
1 cup lime juice

1 | Transfer the rum to a large mason jar, along with half of the blueberries and 10 mint leaves. Muddle the berries and leaves, seal, and allow to sit for 24-48 hours. Shake regularly.

2 | Fill a large round bowl (smaller than the bowl you will be serving from) with boiled water. Freeze. This will take at least 12 hours in most freezers, so leave time.

3 | Strain rum into a large pitcher to remove solids. Add passion fruit, lime juice and seltzer and stir well. Add additional passion fruit to taste.

4 | Get the ice bowl from the freezer and dip into hot water to release. Place it in the serving bowl. Toss in the remaining blackberries and 20 or so mint leaves. Pour the punch in, and enjoy!

Reginald E. Weekes IV