Add a twist of blueberry to your life with our fresh Blueberry Mojito recipe. Fresh mint, lime juice, simple syrup and blueberries combine with white rum for perfectly sippable cocktail!
Serve this blueberry rum cocktail with a bowl of fresh baked Blueberry Crisp or a cool Strawberry Blueberry Granola Parfait and use up all those extra summer blueberries. Or, make it a full meal on your Taco Tuesday with these mojitos, some Green Chicken Chile Casserole, a side of Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice, and a slice of Tres Leches Cake.
How to Make a Fresh Blueberry Mojito:
- Start by placing fresh blueberries, fresh mint leaves, and granulated sugar into a drink shaker.
- Next, use a muddler (or flat end of a wooden spoon) to crush the berries and bruise the mint. You want to release all those flavors into the drink.
- Add some ice, and pour in the rum, simple syrup, club soda, and fresh squeezed lime juice. Give the ingredients a good shake.
- Place a handful of ice to each glass and garnish them with more fresh mint and berries.
- Strain the blueberry mojitos into the prepared glasses and enjoy!
Blueberry Mojito Tips and Variations:
- When it comes to cocktails and drinks, I always recommend using the freshest ingredients. They result in the best tasting cocktails.
- Use a mason jar with a lid in place of the drink shaker if needed.
- For a twist on this drink, consider using basil and lemon juice in place of the mint and lime juice.
- We love fresh blueberries in this drink. However, blueberries aren’t always in season and sometimes that means they taste bitter. If this is the case, feel free to swap out the fresh blueberries and simple syrup with a blueberry simple syrup instead.
- Try vodka or gin in place of rum. Even a flavored vodka would taste great!
- Seltzer water or tonic may be used in place of club soda. Sprite or 7-Up are other great options. Although, lemon-lime flavored sodas will alter the flavor of the mojitos a bit.
- This blueberry mojito is on the sweeter side. If you’d prefer a less sweet drink, use less simple syrup and more club soda.
Storage: Enjoy these blueberry mojitos immediately after preparation. If you need to store it in the refrigerator, we recommend that you store it for 15-30 minutes maximum. Otherwise, the mint begins to wilt.
- 16 large mint leaves
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 6 ounces simple syrup
- 4 ounces white rum
- 4 ounces club soda
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- Place mint leaves, blueberries, and granulated sugar into a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to gently crush the blueberries and bruise the mint leaves.
- Next, add the simple syrup, rum, club soda, and lime juice. Gently shake to combine.
- Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with extra fresh blueberries and mint.
- Serve immediately. See post for storage options.
*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of an 8 ounce blueberry mojito. Actual calories will vary.
*This mojito is on the sweeter side. If you’d prefer a less sweet drink, use less simple syrup and more club soda.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
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Serving Size:8 Ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 7gSugar: 47gProtein: 3g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.