Cool and refreshing, these mojitos have the perfect hint of blueberries that turn this classic drink into a delicious seasonal beverage.
This week is going to be a blueberry week! I made these delicious beverages last weekend to use up some of the blueberries I had on hand and I’ve got a blueberry dessert coming at ya at the end of this week!
Since my parents have three very healthy blueberry bushes, they are loaded with the delicious berries. They have given us several bags of blueberries so far this summer and I may have to start freezing them so that we can have a delicious blueberry treat in the fall/winter.
Last weekend, I got inspired to make this blueberry mojito from the novice chef! I was browsing the internet for some blueberry inspiration and saw her recipe. A blueberry mojio!? Where do I sign??
I tried this beverage a couple of different ways. I first tried to puree the blueberries in my food processor but the berry puree ended up having too many large chunks of blueberries that I ended up eating my mojito instead of drinking it.
The second time go round, I tried making a simple syrup and this was a much better option in my opinion! I first boiled 1 cup of blueberries with 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water. I let them simmer for about 15 minutes, strained the syrup through a strainer and then let the syrup cool in the refrigerator.
This simple syrup option really infused my mojito with the blueberry flavor I was looking for–as well as giving it a lovely purpley-pink color! They are as refreshing as a regular mojito, but with the added flavor of blueberry, they have a more summer time feel to them!
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of blueberry simple syrup
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- juice from 1 lime
- 4 oz of white rum
- 6 oz of club soda–or your favorite lemon lime soda