Making blueberry simple syrup is easy as pie. Use it in something summery, like these simple 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.
When it comes to refreshing summer time sips, this is definitely one of my new favorites.
- 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
- For simple syrup, combine all in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for five minutes. Strain.
- 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.