Blueberry Mojitos

Making blueberry simple syrup is easy as pie. Use it in something summery, like these simple blueberry mojitos.

Blueberry Mojitos

This summer, my garden is actually thriving. And by garden, I mean pots filled with herbs. We are still figuring out the soil here and so pots on the porch won out over an actual garden. regardless, I have more mint on my hands than I can handle. It’s like grey hair. Every sprig I trim yields 5 more. I’m not complaining. I love using the fresh mint as much as possible. My new favorite mint creation is this super simple yet incredibly flavorful blueberry mojito.

The basic formula for a good mojito is simple. Lime, loads of cool mint, simple syrup, light rum and seltzer or lemon-lime soda. Once you master that, you can play around with dozens of different flavors and combinations. In this rendition, I tossed a bunch of blueberries in while cooking up the simple syrup. The blueberries break down into the sugar mixture and give it a sweet, fruity flavor and a vibrant violet color. The lime and mint cut through the sweetness of the syrup so it isn’t overwhelmingly, cavity-causing sweet.

Blueberry Mojito

When it comes to refreshing summer time sips, this is definitely one of my new favorites.

Blueberry Mojitos

Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • For blueberry simple syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • For mojito:
  • 2 ounces blueberry simple syrup
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 4 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 2 sprigs of mint

Instructions

  1. For simple syrup, combine all in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for five minutes. Strain.
  2. To make mojitos, combine mint and lime and muddle. Pour into two ice-filled glasses. Combine syrup and rum in a shaker and shake until well mixed. Pour into the glasses. Top with lemon-lime soda.
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31 thoughts on “Blueberry Mojitos

  1. Oh I love that you posted this! Years ago I had this amazing blueberry mojito at a restaurant … and then the place closed down. Sad face. lol. I just need to make it at home instead!

    • That’s the worst! I feel like that always happens. I had this orange pineapple mango juice when I was a kid in Disney World with my mom and I’ve never seen it again! Hopefully, this mojito at least sort of matches that delicious one you had years ago! :)

  2. This looks absolutely refreshing and delightful. I love blueberry so it’s right up my alley.

    I still haven’t planted anything, not even flowers. I need to get my butt in gear.

  3. Kim,
    I was just looking at my mint this morning while filling endless pails of water from the rain barrel to water the garden and new perennials. I’d had the thought that I should bring it to the lunch I was hitting and share it with friends, but forgot. I think instead a blueberry-lime-mint concoction is in order.
    Thanks!

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