There are few things that bring me more joy in the summer than sipping refreshing cocktails with my friends after work. As the days get longer and warmer, I look forward to our Friday evening get-togethers where we relish the opportunity to enjoy the late-day sun and catch up on life’s happenings in the heart of Happy Valley. Our weekend kickoff gab sessions provide the perfect time to play mixologist and try new cocktails. During the warmer months, mojitos are always a favorite with my group of gals. This week I decided to add a little jazz and pizzazz to my traditional mojito recipe with one of my favorite summer fruits: blackberries. Of course, no happy hour in Happy Valley would be complete without a little Penn State flare, so don’t forget to serve this drink in your favorite Penn State glass. I hope you enjoy my Mt. Nittany Mojito, a new twist on a classic favorite. Cheers!