The mojito has been my drink of summer 2020.
They’re easy, refreshing, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. It may be the unofficial end to summer this weekend, but I’m unwilling to let it go by without a drink in hand. The Blueberry Mojito is the perfect adieu to summer.
I like making cocktails in mason jars. How pinterest of me, I know. I just like that I can twist on a lid, shake, and reduce how many dishes I’m using.
I used frozen blueberries for this recipe. I like to buy them when they’re in seasons and freeze them.
Also, you could probably find blueberry simple syrup at the local grocers, or cocktail specialty store, but it’s super easy to make. I combined 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water and a cup of blueberries in a saucepan on the stove until the sugar dissolved and the syrup became a little thicker. This made a LOT of simple syrup, but I figured I’d use it for other cocktails (blueberry whisky sour, blueberry margarita, blueberry mule!)
You could easily make this a mocktail by omitting the rum!
- 5-10 Blueberries
- 5-10 Mint Leaves
- 1 oz Rum
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Soda Water
- 1 quarter Lime
- Add most of the blueberries and mint to the bottom of the glass, use a muddler or spoon to muddle
- Add the rum, lime juice, and blueberry simple syrup, then add the ice and shake
- If using a cocktail shaker, pour into your glassware, if using a mason jar with a lid, continue on my friend
- Top off with as much soda water as you’d like, and squeeze in the lime
- Add the squeezed lime, and the rest of the blueberries and mint as garnish
- Impress everyone with your cool and tasty beverage