I was at the market over the weekend and picked up some beautiful mint.  I had no real plans for it upon purchase, however, as the day progressed and the sun stuck around I decided it would be a great day to make Mojitos.  I ran out and picked up a bottle of Mount Gay Rum (“the rum that invented rum”) and soda and headed back to the lab.  I tossed some blackberries into the mix and this was the result.  I recommend that everyone head out to their nearest restaurant supply store or look online for a wooden “muddler.”  This tool is the “pestle” of your “mortar and pestle” for the drink world, and if you are into classic cocktails and don’t already have one, get on it!