|Photo from Martha Stewart Living|
Nothing says summer like a little backyard entertaining. And what better way to start a party right than with a yummy cocktail? We made these Blackberry-Plum Mojitos over the weekend and they were delicious!
The Recipe (adapted from Martha Stewart Living):
1 1/4 cups sugar
juice from 3 lemons
2 lbs plums (pitted and cut)
1/2 pint fresh blackberries
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3 cups vodka
Bring sugar and water to a boil stirring consistently until sugar is dissolved (about 3 min). Let cool 15 minutes.
Add vodka and sparkling water to fruit mixture in a pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish with basil and mint.
I was just a little bit intimidated about making the simple syrup for some reason, but the whole thing was so easy peasy and it was such a fun cocktail to serve and drink.