If you’re looking for an easy rum cocktail, this blueberry mojito recipe is it! With juicy blueberries, zesty lime and fresh mint, it’s super refreshing, delicious and great for sipping on while on the deck this summer!
As we’re well into summer, I hope you all having been enjoying some ‘me’ time, relaxing, and enjoying the nice weather while sipping on a refreshing drink.
While fall is my favourite time of year, I couldn’t stop and feel happy the other day as I was walking around our back yard.
I was noticing how our flowers and trees have grown substantially since we first planted them…
The herb garden was bursting with mint, chives, rhubarb and the like.
There were birds singing in the trees.
I just felt so happy and couldn’t help but smile.
It was just a simple moment, but made my heart happy.
Hope you find something that makes you happy too!
Speaking of happy…blueberry mojitos!
Why We Love This Blueberry Mojito Recipe
- Made with less than 10 ingredients
- Comes together in about 5 minutes
- It’s super refreshing
- You can adjust the sweetness to your taste with the addition of simple syrup
- It’s delicious!
How to Make It
Start my muddling some fresh mint leaves with blueberries and lime juice.
‘Muddling’ just means breaking up the ingredients so you can release their flavours.
There’s not special mojito muddler required here, just use what you have on hand…in my case, a wooden spoon.
After you’ve muddled the ingredients, add ice, rum, club soda and simple syrup. No need to strain anything out. Plus, as a bonus, you get bits of smashed up blueberries to snack on 😉
You can garnish with lime, blueberries and mint, should you like.
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This mojito is sweetened with simple syrup. Simple syrup is basically equal parts white sugar to water.
You place the ingredients in a pot, warm through (stirring) until the sugar has dissolved and allow to cool before using.
The benefit of simple syrup over, say, sugar is that it dissolves beautifully in your cocktail.
In a pinch, though, you can simply add sugar as is and dissolve/stir it right into the cocktail.
Alternatively, for a sweetener, you can use honey or maple syrup, but they will impart a slight flavour to your mojito.
Tip: Infuse even more mint into your mojito by throwing a few fresh mint leaves into your simple syrup as you are dissolving your sugar. Strain out the leaves, if you like.
Best Rum For A Mojito
Opt for a white rum here, instead of an amber or dark.
Can I Make A Jug of Mojito?
If serving a crowd, you can easily use the same method using a large jug. Just multiply the ingredients (the option to do that is in the recipe card below).
More Cocktail Recipes You May Enjoy
- Vodka Soda – Light, refreshing and made in minutes. Traditionally made with lime, but you can easily sub in lemon.
- Raspberry Vodka Slushy – Made with plenty of frozen raspberries and orange juice. Such a delicious summer drink.
- Grapefruit Rose Sangria – A great make-ahead summer cocktail and perfect for those grapefruit lovers.
Hope you love this blueberry mojito recipe as much as we do!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon,
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Blueberry Mojito Recipe
- 8 to 10 fresh mint leaves (plus more for garnish, if desired)
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (plus more for garnish, if desired)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (one lime should be good here)
- crushed or cubed ice (enough to fill glass about half way or so)
- 1.5 ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1 to 2 tablespoons simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like things or to taste) See 'Notes' below on how to make.
- lime slice (garnish, optional)
- Grab a short cocktail glass and add mint leaves, blueberries and lime juice.
- Muddle (break up) with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon to release the mint flavour from the leaves and juice from the blueberries. You'll have some mashed berries and some pieces.
- Add ice to glass, filling about half way or so.
- Stir in rum, club soda and simple syrup (to taste).See 'Notes' below on how to make simple syrup. Alternatively, dissolve white sugar in your cocktail or use honey or maple syrup, to taste.
- Garnish with more mint leaves (or a sprig of mint if you have), berries and lime slice, if desired. Enjoy!