Blueberry Mojitos are one of our favorite summer cocktails!
They combine all the flavors of classic mojitos with the sweetness of fresh summer blueberries. They're easy to make by the pitcher or glass-full, and perfect for ladies' nights, drinks on the patio, or lazy days by the pool.
If you're looking for a delicious new cocktail to serve to your family and friends, these Blueberry Mojitos are about to become your new drink of choice!
There's something about drinks that undeniably brings people together. And as much as I enjoy a good glass of wine or a cold cider with friends, there's something about cocktails that I absolutely LOVE.
Because cocktails feel different. And special. And just more fun. And because when it comes to cocktails, the possibilities really are endless.
One of my favorite things to do is take a classic cocktail recipe, like a mojito, and put a fun new twist on it. Like blueberry! And in the case of these Blueberry Mojitos, the end result is exactly what I had in mind.
Between the fresh mint and the muddled blueberries and the fresh squeezed lime, the combination is sweet and minty and perfectly refreshing.
These mojitos would be ideal for happy hour, dinner parties, or summer cookouts...and they literally couldn't be more gorgeous. So let's get this party started!
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS RECIPE?
- Lime juice
- Fresh mint
- Fresh blueberries
- White rum
- Club soda
HOW DO YOU MAKE BLUEBERRY MOJITOS?
- In a glass or pitcher, combine lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, and blueberries. Muddle well.
- Fill glass 2/3 full with crushed ice.
- Add white rum and top with club soda.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A MOJITO?
A Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink consisting of 5 ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, club soda, and mint. It has a delicious balance of sweetness, citrus, and herbaceousness, and is especially popular in the summertime.
WHAT TYPE OF RUM DO YOU USE IN MOJITOS?
Any type of white rum will work. I used Bacardi Superior White Rum in this recipe.
WHAT IS MUDDLING?
Muddling means pressing ingredients against the bottom or side of the glass with a muddler. The purpose of it is to release the flavors of fresh ingredients in a cocktail. It is most often used with fresh herbs and fruits.
HOW DO YOU MUDDLE?
The best way to muddle is to place the fresh ingredients in the glass, then press the muddler down just a few times to release the flavors and juices. It's important not to over-muddle, as doing so can release bitter flavors into the drink.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER VARIATIONS OF THIS RECIPE?
- Use a different fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, or peaches in place of the blueberries.
- Use a different herb, such as basil or rosemary, in place of the mint.
- Use a different type of white liquor, such as vodka, in place of the white rum.
- Use lemon juice in place of lime juice.
HOW LONG DO MOJITOS LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
Because of the fresh herbs, mojitos really don't last more than a day (or maybe two) in the fridge. The good news is that leftover mojitos are rare!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR OTHER FAVORITES!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE SUMMER COCKTAILS:
- Vodka Cranberry
- Ginger Orange Vodka Press
- White Sangria
- Frozen Mango Margaritas
- Lemon Raspberry Sangria
- Grapefruit Vodka Press
- Pineapple Moscow Mules
- Frozen Peach Slush
- 2 oz. white rum
- 1/4 c. fresh blueberries
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- club soda, to taste
- In a glass, muddle lime juice, sugar, blueberries, and mint.
- Add ice to 2/3 full.
- Add white rum and top off with club soda.
- Garnish with an additional sprig of mint.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g