This Blueberry Mojito is a fun twist on the classic! Just a few ingredients for a beautiful and tasty fruit cocktail recipe.
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I just love making mojitos in the summer! They are refreshing and full of bright flavors.
We grow mint at home for the sole purpose of making mojitos every year! And I love making flavored mojitos like my Pomegranate Mojito.
This Blueberry Mojito is a delicious and beautiful twist on the classic, using fresh blueberries muddled in with the rest of the ingredients.
This mojito is almost an optical illusion as well!
You can see in the pictures how there are two very different colors of the drink.
The ombre effect is from the blueberry mixture sitting at the bottom after adding all ingredients and before stirring.
And then when you mix it all together with a straw, it turns the gorgeous bright pink color!
Consider serving the drinks before stirring and let your guests have fun with creating a little color magic!
What alcohol is best for mojitos?
Rum is the classic alcohol choice for a mojito, and specifically silver/white rum (clear).
Looking for other options? See below for some thoughts on what else you can use!
How do you muddle mint and blueberries?
Muddling means you are pressing and mashing the ingredients together.
To muddle the mint and blueberries, you want to place them with the lime juice and sugar in the glass or in a cocktail shaker.
The use a muddler to repeatedly press and twist the ingredients together, breaking the blueberries and helping all of the ingredients meld.
No muddler? You can also use the end of a wooden spoon or something that has a thick handle.
What are the ingredients in a Blueberry Mojito?
You just need a few basic ingredients to make this delicious cocktail!
- Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Fresh mint
- Lime juice
- Rum (white/silver)
- Soda water
Do you need white rum for Mojito?
While the white rum is the classic choice, you can of course choose any alcohol you prefer.
A dark rum will add depth and warmth in flavor.
Other great options are vodka, which is a clean flavor, or gin if you want a little earthiness from the botanicals in your drink.
Can I make this a mocktail without alcohol?
In order to make a Mocktail Blueberry Mojito without alcohol, skip the addition of rum and use just the soda water. No need to change anything else!
- Put the blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in the bottom of a tall glass.
- Use a muddle or the end of a spoon and crush the ingredients together, including bursting most of the berries.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour the rum over the ice.
- Top off the glass with club soda. Garnish with more limes, mint, and blueberries as desired.