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Nothing screams summer quite like a refreshing Blueberry Mojito! Sweet juicy blueberries, tangy lime, fresh mint, and a generous pour of white rum will cool you down with the very first sip!
Guys. I’ve done it.
I’ve finally FINALLY found a mint mojito recipe that my husband actually likes.
It only took a half a cup of muddled blueberries and a ton of lime juice, but it worked!
JUST TAKE ME TO THE BLUEBERRY MOJITO ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy blueberry mojito cocktail recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
To be fair, I’ve always liked my mojitos light on the mint, too.
Not that I don’t like mint. I love it, actually – I’d just rather have the cooling effect of it in my cocktails than the flavor.
Mojitos are one of those cocktails that I resisted for a long time. I was very pedestrian when I began to expand my boozy horizons.
I stuck to margaritas and piña coladas, mainly. B-O-R-I-N-G.
Once I understood how to control the flavors, I was hooked – and this gorgeous blueberry cocktail was born!
What’s In A Mojito?
Mojitos are a simple combination of five ingredients:
- Lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Fresh mint leaves
- Sugar, either granulated or simple syrup
- Sparkling or soda water
- White rum
You can add all kinds of fruit, herbs, and sweeteners to those ingredients and come up with some pretty tasty recipes, just like I’ve done here.
Whatever you do, do yourself a favor and skip the mojito mix. Fresh is always SO much better!
What is the Best Rum for Mojitos?
Traditional mojitos are clear, with the pop of green from the mint giving them their only color.
Much like with tequila cocktails, you want to use an un-aged white rum in your mixed drinks. Añejo, spiced, and dark rums are delicious – but muddle the clean flavor of this drink.
As far as brands go, we are personally fans of Dominican Rum (obvs), and use Brugal and Ron Barcelo for our cocktails.
Arguably the most popular brand of mixer rum is Bacardi Silver, and it’s also one that we’ve used frequently.
If you happen to have a flavored rum in your liquor cabinet, don’t be afraid to try it out, too! We’ve made these blueberry cocktails with both pineapple and coconut rum with delightful results!
How to Make a Blueberry Mojito
As with many cocktails, this mint mojito is very easy to throw together – and you only need some glasses and a muddler to make it happen.
First, divide lime wedges, mint leaves (as many or few as you like), and fresh blueberries between two highball or Collins glasses.
Next, add some simple syrup (or granulated sugar, honey, agave, sugar substitute – whatever you want!) to the glasses and use a muddler to gently crush the contents together. This basic bartending action squeezes the lime juice, mashes the berries, and releases the oils from the mint leaves, giving the drink its signature flavor.
When the muddling is done, add more lime juice (you can skip this part if you want to – I like extra lime) and your favorite rum to the muddled mixture. Top off the glasses with crushed ice, and splash in some sparkling water, seltzer, or club soda (I’ve even used White Claw in these for extra flavor!).
Stir gently but well. Garnish the drinks with a lime wedge or wheel, more whole blueberries, and a mint sprig if you’d like. Enjoy your gorgeous cocktails!
LOOKING FOR MORE BLUEBERRY DRINK RECIPES?
- Blueberry Mango Margarita
- Summer Berry Pitcher Mojitos
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- Muddled Basil Blueberry Mango Margarita
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS FOR MAKING MOJITOS:
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- 1 cup fresh blueberries plus more for garnish
- 10-12 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
- ½ lime cut into wedges, plus more for garnish
- 1 ounce simple syrup or 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 ½ ounces lime juice freshly squeezed
- 4 ounces white rum
- Crushed ice
- Sparkling water or seltzer or club soda
- Divide and layer cut lime wedges, mint leaves, and blueberries between two highball/collins glasses.
- Add the simple syrup (or granulated sugar) and use a metal or wooded muddle to gently crush the contents of the glass together for about 30 seconds. This allows the oils and juices to release and blend, creating the signature drink flavor.
- Pour the lime juice and rum into the glasses, then fill them almost to the top with crushed ice. Add a splash of sparkling water, seltzer, or club soda and stir well.
- Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge, whole blueberries, and sprigs of mint, if desired.