Made with rum, lime juice, fresh blueberries, and a sprig of mint, this easy blueberry mojito recipe is the best summer drink.
What does summer taste like to you? For me, I envision sitting on a patio or deck with a tall refreshing drink in my hand. This easy blueberry mojito recipe meets all of my checkpoints for a perfect summer drink. It is refreshing, naturally sweet, has delicious summer flavors, and is just a little sparkly.
What’s In A Blueberry Mojito?
A standard mojito it made by muddling together fresh limes and mint, adding in light rum and sugar, and topping with club soda. For a blueberry mojito, fresh blueberries are muddled in during the beginning stage.
Because the blueberries bring a natural sweetness to the cocktail, less sugar or simple syrup in needed.
Blueberry Mojitos for a Crowd
This blueberry mojito recipe works just as well for a crowd.
Instead of making the cocktails in tall glasses, use a muddler (or a wooden spoon) to make everything but the ice and club soda in a measuring cup. Once it is all stirred together, pour it into a pitcher and serve it next to chilled club soda and ice.
By letting the guests pour it into glasses themselves, the mojitos don’t get watered down by the ice and the club soda doesn’t go flat.
How To Make The Best Blueberry Mojito
If you want to take your mojito game up a notch, brush up on these recipe tips. They’ll make sure your fresh blueberry mojito is flavorful and refreshing.
- Easy Simple Syrup. Simple syrup is a liquid made of boiled sugar and water. Raw sugar doesn’t always stir well into a cold drink, so simple syrup fixes that issue.
- How to Keep Blueberries Fresh. If you’ve ever wondered what how to tell if a blueberry is ripe, or how to keep it fresh at home, this is your answer.
- Get The Most Juice From Your Limes. Citrus is out of season in the summer, so you can run into the issue of under ripe or hard limes. Read up on how to choose the best limes so you can get the most juice (and save the most money).
Fresh Blueberry Mojito Recipe
Traditionally, mojitos are made with light rum. If you want to make this recipe with vodka instead, you can exchange the alcohol in exact measurements. However, rum tends to be a bit sweeter than vodka, so you may need a little bit extra simple syrup.
Keep in mind that both light and white rums are the same thing. The name of it just varies by distiller, so as long as it isn’t dark or spiced, it will work for making mojitos.
Fresh Blueberry Mojitos
- ¼ cup Blueberries, plus extra for garnish
- 1 lime sliced, plus extra for garnish
- 6-10 fresh mint leaves
- 4 teaspoons simple syrup
- 3 ounces light rum
- 1 litre club soda
- In the bottom of a tall glass, muddle together the lime slices and fresh blueberries until mashed and juicy. Place the mint in the palm of your hand and clap about five times. This lightly bruises the leaves and releases their flavor. (See Note)
- Add the rum and simple syrup and stir to combine. Fill the glass with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with additional blueberries and lime slices.