Kick back with a refreshing, delicious Blueberry Mojito!
This fun twist on the classic cocktail recipe couldn't be easier to make ... it's ready in minutes. And it's bursting with a wonderful fresh berry-infused flavor that you're going to love!
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I have been obsessed with Mojitos lately. They're kind of irresistible, right?
While I've been a fan for years, I took a mixology class at Casa Bacardí when I was in Puerto Rico a few months ago, and we learned how to make a few classic rum cocktails, including a Cuba Libre, the world’s best Daiquiri (recipe coming soon), and a classic Mojito.
Since then, I've had so much fun experimenting with other Mojito flavors, like this strawberry version which is super fresh and fruity.
This Blueberry Mojito is my favorite though! The flavors are bright and delicious, and best of all, it's simple to make!
About the Recipe
This blueberry cocktail was made for hot summer days!
It's fruity (yet not overly sweet), refreshing, and so delicious. Plus, it's just so pretty and festive looking.
Best of the all though, this tasty drink is very easy to make. Keep reading for all the details!
The ingredients for this fruity cocktail recipe are surprisingly pretty simple. Here's what you'll need:
- Fresh Lime
- Club Soda
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- White Rum
Make sure to use the sweetest blueberries you can find for this recipe. They will add so much flavor to the finished cocktail.
Best Rum for Mojitos
You can use any white rum for this recipe, but Bacardí Carta Blanca (Superior) is a classic choice. The Bacardí brand was founded in Cuba in 1862, and it's been family owned for seven generations. We used this rum in our mixology class, and I love how easy to find and affordable it is.
You'll Also Need
As far as bar tools, you’ll need a muddler, jigger, and bar spoon. Don't have these things? I'd recommend purchasing a cocktail making kit which will have everything you need for this drink and any other you make. Finally, you’ll need a highball or Collins glass (which is what I used) and plenty of ice.
How to Make a Blueberry Mojito
Are you thirsty yet? Then, get started by grabbing a medium-sized lime, and cutting it into eight wedges.
Squeeze four of the lime wedges into a highball or Collins glass (reserve the rest for another drink). Drop those wedges into the glass, then add ½ cup blueberries, three level bar spoons of sugar, and one ounce of club soda.
Use a muddler to press these ingredients together, mashing the blueberries as you do. There should still be some chunks of blueberries when you're done … there's no need to pulverize anything! You simply want to extract the juice and combine the ingredients.
Would you prefer a smoother drink? Then, puree the blueberries in a blender (instead of mashing them). If you do that, add the puree along with the rum and club soda later. You can also add additional sugar if you prefer your Mojitos on the sweeter side (this one isn't super sweet).
Next, you're going to prep the mint leaves. And I have a really cool technique for doing it!
Rather than muddling the mint, which can lead to a bitter drink (and tons of tiny mint pieces stuck in your teeth), I'm going to show you how we did it at Bacardí. It's really simple.
Stack the leaves in the palm of one hand (you’ll need 12 small to medium leaves). Then using your other hand, smack the leaves about five to six time. The mint is ready when you can smell that wonderful mint fragrance.
Rub the leaves over the rim of your glass, then drop the mint into the glass.
Add two-ounces of white rum to your drink next. Then, fill the glass with ice. Top off your drink with club soda, then grab your bar spoon.
Vigorously stir your drink until it's well mixed. It should turn a nice bright color ... so pretty right?
The instructor at our class recommended sticking the bar spoon into the drink, then rolling the spoon between your hands to stir the drink. Kind of like you were building a fire.
It's a little awkward, but give it a try! Whatever stirring method you use will work though.
I like to serve this blueberry drink garnished with a lime wedge, sprig of mint, and more fresh blueberries. Simply thread the blueberries on a cocktail pick, then balance it on the edge of your drink.
Doesn't it look beautiful? And this Blueberry Mojito tastes just as good as it looks ... actually, even better.
So treat yourself, because this fruity cocktail is the perfect summer drink!
If you enjoyed this refreshing blueberry cocktail, try one of these other flavors next!
- Classic Mojito Recipe
- Strawberry Mojito
- Pineapple Mojito
- Watermelon Mojito
- Mango Mojito
- Dark Rum Mojito
- 1 medium lime, cut into 8 wedges
- ½ cup blueberries
- club soda
- 12 mint leaves
- 2 ounces Bacardí Carta Blanca, or other white rum
- Squeeze 4 lime wedges into a highball or Collins glass, then drop wedges into glass. Add blueberries, 3 level bar spoons of sugar, and 1 ounce club soda to glass.
- Use a muddler to press and twist ingredients together, mashing the blueberries as you do. There should still be chunks when you're done; do not pulverize anything.
- Place mint leaves in the palm of your hand, then smack leaves with your other hand 5 to 6 times, or until fragrant.
- Rub leaves on glass rim, then drop into drink.
- Add rum to drink, then fill glass with ice. Top off with club soda.
- Use a bar spoon to stir ingredients vigorously until drink is well mixed.
- Serve drink immediately. If desired, garnish with a lime wedge, sprig of mint, and fresh blueberries. Enjoy!