Blackberry Mojito

I believe.

I believe the best naps are taken on the couch, in your work clothes.  With your shoes still on.

I believe that beer tastes better from the tap  and worst from a bottle.

I believe chocolate should always be close at hand, in the purse, in the cupboard, in the desk, or in your locker.

I believe an afternoon of watching Dirty Dancing will make the world right again.  Same is said for The Sound of Music.

I believe that lip gloss and mascara is all a girl really needs…less is totally more.

I believe comfortable silence between two people says more than chatty conversation.

I believe in loud music and singing along, so I can’t hear myself and the wrong lyrics that escape my lips.

I believe shoes make an outfit.

I believe green beans will make my hair grow longer, faster.

I believe God is good.  And people are crazy.

I believe in laughter.

I believe that bbq isn’t properly eaten unless you have sauce from ear to ear.

I believe that Diet Coke is liquid crack and popcorn is air popped crack, lightly salted.

I believe ants and spiders should live outside and let me live inside.  Alone.

I believe drinks taste better when slurped through a bendy straw.

I believe berries taste like summer.  And summer taste like berries.

I believe in celebrating the little things in life, along with the big stuff.  Milestone birthdays and Friday evenings.  New jobs and new shoes.  First steps and first dates.

I believe Friday’s should be celebrated.  With cake at work and cocktails at home.

Blackberry Mojitos

Makes 1 Cocktail


– 6 to 8 Blackberries

– 8 Mint Leaves

– 1 ounce Rum

( I used coconut rum, gotta use what ya got!)

– 1 Tablespoon Sugar

– Juice of half a lime

– A few ice cubes

– 2 to 3 ounces Club Soda

In a glass, combine the sugar and mint leaves.  Using a muddler or a pestle, break down the mint into the sugar, releasing its oils and aroma.  Add blackberries, rum, and lime juice and continue to muddle the ingredients together.  ( I used the back of a spoon to smash the blackberries).  Add a few ice cubes and top off with club soda.  Garnish with extra blackberries and mint sprigs.




Published by Mallory

A twenty - something (at least for a little while longer) trying to squeeze the most out of life...but mainly baking/cooking up a storm in my kitchen while watching Netflix.

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