This deliciously sweet blueberry mojito is just what summer needs! Freshly muddled blueberries combined with a mint simple syrup, white rum, lime juice, and a touch of fizzy soda water.
Are you craving a fun summertime cocktail?
Well, this blueberry mojito is just what you need!
This cocktail is sweet, super fresh for summer, and the perfect porch sippin’ drink recipe.
I made a homemade mint simple syrup to add to the drink that gives it the perfect balance of sweetness that rounds out this tart cocktail.
And if you’re looking for tips on how to make this drink for a party or ideas on how to use fresh fruit just read below to find even more information and tips!
Ingredients for blueberry mojito
- Mint simple syrup – Simple syrup tends to dissolve a bit easier in cold cocktails than straight sugar. We are using a homemade mint simple syrup here.
- Fresh blueberries – Fresh berries are a must so you can muddle them to release all their juices. If you only have frozen berries on hand you can use them but you’ll need to have them defrosted before muddling.
- White rum – Traditional mojitos use white rum so that is what we are using here for this mojito.
- Lime juice – For optimal taste make sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice. This brings a little citrus bite to the drink that helps cut through the sweetness of the simple syrup and berries.
- Club soda – Just a touch at the end to bring a fizzy touch to the cocktail.
Using a different type of alcohol
White rum is the traditional mojito alcohol.
So, to give this non-traditional mojito a classic spin I went with white rum as well.
You could definitely use a different style of rum but I think white works best here.
And, since it’s a mixed drink you do not need to spend a lot of money on a bottle of rum. Any average rum will work here.
Making mojitos for a party
This recipe gives you directions for making 1 single cocktail.
This is great if you’re alone or only making a few cocktails but not so great if you’re looking to make a big batch for a party.
Now, to make for a party you’ll want to do the following:
- Find a large pitcher and muddle the fruit, mint, and lime juice on the bottom of the pitcher. The amount you use will be based on how many cocktails you think you’ll need and how large your pitcher is. Just double/triple/etc. the recipe to figure out how many of the ingredients you’ll need.
- Add the rum but don’t add the club soda or ice until serving! This helps keep the drink from being watered down.
- Store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
- To serve, add ice to your cocktail glasses, fill 1/2 of the way with the fruit and rum mixture, and top with club soda.
Using frozen fruit
If you don’t have any fresh blueberries on hand you can use frozen but they must be defrosted.
This will assure they can be muddled to release all their juice and flavor.
Regular or frozen wild blueberries would work well here.
Storage and leftovers
The recipe for this drink gives instructions for making just 1 cocktail at a time. However, if you make more than you can drink it can be saved but the flavor won’t be as vibrant as on day one.
The mint simple syrup is stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Any remaining cocktail should be strained of ice (this will only water down the drink) and stored for up to 1 day in the fridge in a sealed container.
More mojito cocktail recipes
- Craving a fruity summer mojito twist? Try my Mango Mojito
- Want to go in on all the berries? Try my Mixed Berry Mojito
- Love tropical tasting cocktails? Try my Coconut Mojito
- Need a holiday spin on the classic mojito? Try my Cranberry Mojito
- 3 sprigs of mint
- 1/3 cup of fresh blueberries
- 1 ounce mint simple syrup
- 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 ounces white rum
- Club soda
- Place mint leaves at the bottom of your highball glass.
- Add in the blueberries, mint simple syrup, and lime juice.
- Use a muddler to gently crush to release mint oils and blueberry juice.
- Add in the rum and mix with a bar spoon.
- Fill the glass almost to the top with ice and club soda.
- For garnish use extra blueberries, a mint sprig, or lime wedges. Serve immediately.
If you don’t want pieces of blueberry in your drink you can mash them in another bowl and strain the juice out of the berries.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 880Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 193gFiber: 1gSugar: 177gProtein: 0g
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