|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 33mg||167%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Capture the taste of summer in a fresh blueberry mojito. Easy to make from scratch, it's a spectacular twist on the original mojito because blueberries add their sweet juiciness to the refreshing combination of lime, mint, and rum. They also give this simple rum drink a beautiful purple color that makes it even more irresistible.
Choose ripe blueberries that are not soft or damaged, and use fresh mint leaves and lime juice to make the best blueberry mojito. The berries are first mashed with sugar and lime, then the mint is added and muddled just enough to infuse the sweet-tart juice with its cooling flavor. Add rum, ice, and club soda, and you'll have a fantastic blueberry cocktail to enjoy.
The recipe makes one mojito, though it's easy to make a few at once. Like many muddled cocktails, that's as simple as lining up a few glasses then working your way through each step: muddle down the line, pour rum and stir, then fill each with ice and soda, and garnish. Or, you could prepare a whole pitcher of blueberry mojitos that's ready to pour and serve; we'll show you how below the main recipe.
"I have to admit I am not a fan of ‘flavored’ cocktails. In this recipe the ratios of a mojito change because of the blueberry's sweetness and thankfully so. This blueberry mojito is balanced and almost perfect for a cocktail to enjoy on a porch." —Sean Johnson
6 to 8 fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons superfine sugar
6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces light rum
2 to 3 ounces club soda, to taste
Fresh mint sprig, for garnish
Lime slice, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a collins glass, add 6 to 8 blueberries along with the lime juice and sugar. Muddle well to break up the berries and dissolve the sugar. Tear the mint leaves while adding them to the glass and muddle gently to release the mint's essence.
Add the rum, and stir well.
Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with club soda.
Garnish with a few blueberries, a sprig of mint, and a lime slice. Serve and enjoy.
- If you don't have a muddler, a large spoon is a good alternative. Blueberries can stain porous materials, so you might not want to use a wooden muddler or spoon. If you do, rinse it off right away.
- Some people prefer to drink mojitos without mint and fruit in the glass. To do this, mix the fruits and rum in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, then strain it into the serving glass and finish it with ice and soda.
- Light rum is often used in mojitos because it has a relatively transparent taste that lets the lime and mint take center stage. Complement those fresh flavors with a mid-range or top-shelf rum that you would drink on its own.
Mojito Pitcher Recipe
For a pitcher of blueberry mojitos, increase the ingredients in proportion to the number of desired servings. Mix the muddled ingredients in a large glass, then transfer to a pitcher, stir in the rum, and keep chilled. Add chilled club soda just before serving and pour into ice-filled glasses.
- This mojito is an excellent use for frozen blueberries. Let them thaw partially so they're easy to muddle, and use about 1/4 cup per drink.
- Preserve the taste of fresh mint before it wilts by making a mint simple syrup. Replace the recipe's mint and sugar with about 1/2 ounce of the syrup, adjusting to taste.
- Plain simple syrup is a good alternative to superfine sugar; add about 1/2 ounce to the muddle.
- Make a nonalcoholic blueberry mojito by skipping the rum. Add more club soda, switch to your favorite light soda (ginger ale is excellent), or substitute the rum and lime juice with limeade.
How Strong Is a Blueberry Mojito?
Mojitos have a moderate amount of alcohol because the nonalcoholic mixers outweigh the rum. When made with an 80-proof rum, the blueberry mojito mixes up to about 11 percent alcohol by volume (ABV, 22 proof). That's similar to drinking a glass of wine.
Do You Shake a Mojito?
Mojitos are typically not shaken. The drink's various flavors are married by muddling and stirring, and the soda and ice soften the taste with a perfect amount of dilution. Some people prefer to give the mojito a quick shake, particularly if they enjoy it strained. When doing so, shake everything except the soda and strain the cocktail over fresh ice because the shaker ice will melt more quickly in the glass.
What Alcohol Is Best for Mojitos?
While light rum is traditional for mojitos, you have other options. Aged rum adds a nice depth, and mango rum is a fantastic choice for the blueberry mojito (the two fruits are amazing together). If rum isn't your liquor of choice, vodka is a good substitute.