Mojitos and summertime go hand in hand. What could be more summery than a delicious Blueberry Mojito?
At our house we have mint growing profusely in our garden, which means mojitos all summer long. We simply snip a big bunch of mint from the garden, rinse it under cool water, then display it in a vase or jar on the kitchen counter. It stays fresh for many days, makes our kitchen smell wonderful, and makes for easy cocktail making too!
If you don’t have mint growing in your yard, you can buy fresh mint leaves in the produce section of most grocery stores.
While a traditional, simple mojito made with lime, mint, and rum is delicious, it’s so much fun to switch it up your mojitos with other fun flavors. This recipe for a blueberry mojito is one of the best!
Whip up this refreshing blueberry mojito, perfect for the hottest days of summer.
How to make a Blueberry Mojito
First gather the ingredients for the blueberry mojito.
Rum – choose a white rum for this mojito recipe. You can use any white rum you have on hand- we often use Bacardi Silver or Cruzan rum for our mojitos.
Blueberries- this recipe calls for a combination of fresh and frozen blueberries. However, you can easily switch to all frozen, or all fresh blueberries depending on what you have available.
Mint leaves- you’ll want fresh mint leaves for this recipe.
Lime juice- we believe strongly in using freshly squeezed lime juice for cocktail recipes. Don’t ruin your drinks with the fake stuff!
Now, lets make the blueberry mojito
Make a batch of blueberry simply syrup by combining water, sugar and frozen blueberries in a pan. Boil the mixture for 6 to 8 minutes. Allow the syrup to cool a little, then strain the blueberry flavored simple syrup liquid into a jar or measuring cup. Be sure to press the blueberries with the back of a spoon to get all the yummy flavor.
You’ll only need about an ounce of blueberry simply syrup for each blueberry mojito- you can store the leftover blueberry simply syrup in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Place fresh blueberries and mint in the bottom of a shaker, muddle the berries and mint together.
Add lime juice, blueberry simply syrup, and rum to the shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well mixed and chilled.
Pour the blueberry mojito into a cocktail glass.
(Optionally, top the glass off with club soda)
Garnish with fresh blueberries, lime wedges, and mint leaves.
How to make a non-alcoholic Blueberry Mojito
Make a Blueberry Mojito mocktail simply omit the rum from the shaker. Shake the other mojito ingredients until chilled. Pour into a glass and top off with club soda, lemon-lime soda, or sparkling water.
A delicious, refreshing blueberry mojito made with just 4 ingredients is the perfect cocktail for hot summer days!
- 6 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
- 2 oz. white rum
- 8 fresh blueberries, plus additional for garnish
- 2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz. blueberry simple syrup (frozen blueberries, water, sugar)
- club soda (optional)
- lime wedges for garnish (optional)
- Make the blueberry simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup frozen blueberries in a pan. Boil the mixture for 6 to 8 minutes. Allow the syrup to cool a little, then strain the blueberry flavored simple syrup liquid into a jar or measuring cup. Be sure to press the blueberries with the back of a spoon to release all of the syrup.
- Place 8 fresh blueberries and 6 mint leaves in a shaker cup. Muddle the blueberries and mint leaves.
- Add 2 oz. fresh lime juice, 2oz rum, and 1 oz blueberry simple syrup to the shaker cup.
- Fill the cup with ice, then shake until the cockail is mixed and chilled.
- Pour the cocktail into a glass, and garnish as desired with blueberries, mint leaves, and lime wedges.
- Optionally, you can top the mojito off with club soda.