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Blackberry Mojitos {Sugar-Free)

June 20, 2014

Made with fresh blackberries and mint, these Blackberry Mojitos will quickly become your go-to summer drink all season long! They’re sweetened with just a touch of honey so you won’t find any refined-sugar in this delicious drink recipe!

In the past week I have made and shot 3 drink recipes. If this isn’t a clear indication of my current state of mind, then I don’t know what is. A VERY tall glass of any form of alcoholic beverage is beyond necessary and IMO well-deserved. The book is done and ready to be released on Sunday (have you pre-ordered yet?) and I am currently on my way to Minneapolis for some solid midwestern fun.

Made with fresh blackberries and mint, these Blackberry Mojitos will quickly become your go-to summer drink all season long! They're sweetened with just a touch of honey so you won't find any refined-sugar in this delicious drink recipe!I’m looking forward to giving C’s parents the biggest hug and tackling my bestie Lee and never letting go. While I am very much excited about having a few days off, these days the idea of a vacation gives me anxiety. With a 2 week long trip out West in July and a recently booked trip to Boston in August, you can imagine my anxiety level right now. I’ve been forced to turn to drink. I’m just kidding, we both know I love my alcohol anxious or not.

It probably makes no sense to you that a vacation might give me anxiety, but let me explain myself. I LOVE my job. I literally bounce out of bed each morning and am pretty much forced to stop working at 9:00 PM. Whether it be cooking recipes, photographing them, writing, demoing for Kewaza or interacting on Social Media, I can say whole-heartedly that I loooooove every minute of my days. The only downside to it is that I’m limited by time. If sleep were optional you better bet I’d skip it.

So going away and being disconnected from my work/phone/computer/kitchen makes me nervous. It’s not so much I’m worried you would forget about me, since I would never let you off that easy, but more so that I can’t think of a better way to spend my time. Sure I enjoy doing other things besides working, but it’s never too far from my thoughts. That’s just a reality.

Sugar-Free Blackberry Mojito // thehealthymaven.comNow do I recognize that this may be unhealthy and all the more reason to take a vacation? Yes. I know that for my own sake and for the sake of the blog I need to step away and allow everyone some space to breathe. I live in fear of burning out so despite my unwillingness to disconnect, I know I will.

So instead I will be cutting down while I’m away. I won’t disappear entirely because I would have a legit panic attack, but I am forcing myself to vacation because I know I have to. Wow, my life seems so hard doesn’t it?

Now before I go and enjoy a weekend full of drinks, lakes and fit foodie’s finds, I have to say two things. 1) Don’t let paper straws fool you, they may be pretty but you can’t actually drink from them DAMN. 2) Can we take a minute to admire the gorgeous butcher’s block these blackberry mojitos were shot on? My friend MADE it for me and I could not be more grateful. You know your friends get you when they gift you a butcher’s block. Thank you Galen!

Adios amigos! See ya on the flip side.


Blackberry Mojito {Sugar-Free}

  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 2 cups club soda
  • juice, 1 lime
  • 34 oz vodka
  • 2 tsp honey


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, mash up blackberries and half of the mint. Alternatively use a straw and mash up very well so mint flavour soaks into the blackberries.
  2. In a large bowl or jug combine club soda, lime juice, and vodka.
  3. Divide blackberry-lime mix between two cups and add several ice cubes.
  4. Pour vodka mix on top, splitting the mixture between the two cups.
  5. Add 1 tsp of honey to each cup and divide the other half of the mint into each.


  • Serving Size: 2

Sugar-Free Blackberry Mojito // thehealthymaven.comAre you able to relax on vacation? Any summer vacation plans?


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  • Reply
    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    June 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Yay for anything boozy. I’m so digging this!
    I hope you get to relax and have an amazing time! We’ll miss you and your posts though! :”( Anyway, taking some time off is very much needed not to end up burnt out, so go ahead and enjoy!! xx

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    June 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I even take NAPS on vacation! Relax to da MAX!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    June 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The -thought- of vacations gives me anxiety, but when I’m actually on them I love every minute. Have a blasty, blast lady!

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    Mary Frances
    June 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Haha, we all know ebooks spike more than just stress levels 😉
    I feel you on the nervousness! More often than not, I felt like I could’ve been being doing something related to blogging, which is fine, but at the same time, I realized I have to “let it go” 😉 and enjoy the moments I’ve been given. I can’t wait to hear about this weekend, it sounds like it is going to be fantabulous!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    June 21, 2014 at 3:06 am

    That IS a beautiful butcher’s block and looks just like the edge of a lovely wooden kitchen table – perfect for blogging! A family member who didn’t know I had started a blog gave me a lovely chopping board for my birthday a few months ago and I couldn’t have been more delighted with it – so I know the feeling!
    Beautiful drink – both the sound of the actual drink (blackberries – mmmm) and the photos.
    Have a wonderful vacation. I haven’t taken a longish vacation since I started my blog but I can imagine when I do struggling with how to deal with that. How long have you been blogging full time for? I would bounce out of bed if I was doing that, too!

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    [email protected]
    June 21, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Yum! This is my type of drink! I majorly dislike super sweet, sugary drinks but this sounds perfect!

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    Selena @ thenutritiouskitchen.com
    June 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    These photos are stunning!! Seriosuly with my finals just ending and full time job training starting, this drink is exactly what I need in my life! 😉 And by the way Boston is my favorite city, you are going to have SO much fun!! Jealous beyond words!!!

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    June 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I’m super happy that you have been sharing drink recipes – you can never have too many good drinks to enjoy!!!
    I have one short get-away planned later this summer with my sis-in-law and our only plans are to get up (not at 5:00am), workout, layout and enjoy drinks from the pool bar. It will be a week of nothing but relaxation and I can’t wait!!! Enjoy your vacation(s)!!!!

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    Luv What You Do
    June 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    This looks amazing! I love a fresh summer mojito!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    June 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a frequent drinker. Wine, usually, but I love a good cocktail, too. These look so good and would go great with my patio-ing.
    Hope you enjoy your time off and try to unplug a little. I take full advantage of vacation time to pretend the internet doesn’t exist!

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    [email protected]
    June 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Davs your killing me here! Haha! Have a drink for me ok!? And have a great time! 🙂

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    June 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I am legit jealous of that butchers block, freaking gorgeous. I am so jazzed to read about your adventures! HAVE A BLAST!

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