A blueberry mojito is a fun summer twist on a refreshing rum cocktail. Make it a delicious mocktail by simply leaving out the alcohol!
Makes 1 cocktail.
2 oz white rum
1 oz blueberry simple syrup (recipe below)
1 sugar cube OR ½ tsp sugar
Slices of lime
Place several mint leaves, a few blueberries, and a slice of lime in a glass.
Top with the sugar.
Using a muddler or wooden spoon, crush everything together in the bottom of the glass.
Add blueberry syrup and rum.
Add enough ice to fill the glass.
Fill up the glass with club soda.
Give your drink a stir to mix everything together.
Tips on Blueberry Mojitos
- Make the syrup several hours in advance so it has time to chill.
- Don't love blueberry? Swap the blueberries in the mojito and syrup for blackberries or strawberries.
- Fresh limes and mint are necessary for this recipe.
- Make it a mocktail by leaving out the rum and increasing the blueberry syrup to 2 oz.
1 ½ cups blueberries (thawed, if frozen)
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
Combine blueberries, water, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 10 minutes
Place a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl. Carefully pour berry mixture into the strainer. Using a spatula, gently press the mixture into the strainer until all blueberries are crushed and all liquid has been pressed through to the bowl below. Discard the blueberries remnants left in the strainer. Cool syrup to at least room temperature - preferably chilled - before using.
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your blueberry mojito with some salty, crunchy homemade potato chips.