Blueberry Mojito

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Blueberry Mojito from thenovicechefblog.com

Jorge likes to joke that I am a “Southern Hemisphere Drinker”. I love Rum and Tequila, but I tolerate vodka, gin and scotch/bourbon. Sometimes vodka is ok, but you would never see me ordering a Grey Goose Martini. I would need a bucketload of olives (blue cheese stuffed, please!) to choke it down.

Blueberry Mojito from thenovicechefblog.com

But Rum? Well, I could write a love song about Rum. Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks and I love adding different flavors with juices or fresh fruit. Last weekend when I was in Georgia for a wedding, this adorable little bartender — who was rocking a yellow polka dot bowtie — started mixing up Pomegranate Mojitos.

Before I could even finish the first one, he would have another one in my hand. It was glorious. I asked him why his tasted so amazing and he told me that he likes to use real sugar instead of simple syrup and fresh pomegranate juice. So with all those blueberries we picked, I figured I could recreate that same amazing flavor in my own kitchen.

Blueberry Mojito from thenovicechefblog.com

I used my favorite Bacardi Superior Rum to make these, but you could use any clear rum you prefer. Personally I love Bacardi for the taste and price, but also because I have gotten the chance to visit the factory in Puerto Rico more than once.

The first time I made these, my blueberries turned the drink purple. This time, they are so much more blue. It doesn’t matter what color it comes out – it all tastes the same! Cheers! 🙂

Notes: If you have an issue with fruit skins (though it should be very minimal from the spin in the food processor) just strain your puréed blueberries through a sieve. Also, as I stated above the color can vary. If you want an electric blue drink, you can always add a drop of blue food coloring.

Yield: 2 mojitos

Blueberry Mojito

Blueberry Mojitos with limes and blueberries on a dark surface

This Blueberry Mojito is a cocktail recipe you don't want to pass up. Just look at that beautiful, vibrant color from the fresh blueberries!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 oz clear rum
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 6 oz club soda
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, puree blueberries until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Add mint leaves and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to muddle the mint and sugar. Add the lime juice, rum and pureed blueberries: shake vigorously.
  3. Pour ice and club soda into two tall glasses and then pour in rum mixture. Gently stir. Garnish with a lime wedge, extra blueberries and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe Note: If you do not feel like pureeing your blueberries, just add them to the shaker and smash them with your muddler. It’s faster, just not as pretty of an end result.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 8gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

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71 Responses
  1. Grace

    This looks so delicious! I linked it on my blog so I can be sure to make it this summer. (: Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

    This looks so tasty and fresh! I’m including this in a round-up recipe if that’s okay! 🙂

  3. One Mojito Please ;)

    Now that’s a class variant, the recipe today’ve ever tried and it’s just great. Thanks for the post 😉

  4. Michelle

    I made this last night…it was delicious! I used Bacardi blueberry rum but other than that, I followed your recipe and it turned out perfectly. The color was awesome too! Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. cshep

    Did you mix blue kool-aid for the picture? I just made the drink with pureed blueberries, and it looked nothing like the drink in your picture.

    1. Jessica

      Ha! Nope, no Kool-Aid. Like I said above the recipe, you can add a drop of blue food coloring for a more potent blue color!

  6. Paula

    these are really pretty and sound good. I am confused about the simple syrup, though. Don’t you use real sugar to make simple syrup? I am from GA, too

    1. Jessica

      Hi Paula,

      Yep you do use sugar to make simple syrup! However, what he was saying is that instead of using simple syrup (where you melt the sugar into a syrup) – he uses regular granulated sugar in his!

  7. Catherine

    If you want an even smoother, fab rum try Koloa Kaua’i Dark Rum … absolutely DELISH!!! Like you, I LOVE rum, specifically Bacardi dark is my fav but the Koloa dark is by far my favorite EVER! Extremely smooth (you could easily drink it straight) it is wonderful in fruit drinks. Read more about it at: http://koloarum.com/aloha.htm

  8. Julianne

    Made this today for the kickoff of my vacation. My blueberries were not very juicy, so I doubled them. We have had very poor berries so far up here in Canada.

    But I really loved the taste! So fresh and festive!

  9. Natalie

    Why is the sugar divided? Is half for the drink and half for the rim of the glass? I’m going to make one right now so I’ll try one way, but would like to know the correct way. Thanks!

  10. dawn@joyfulscribblings

    Wow! These look wonderful and refreshing. I’m doing a roundup of blueberry recipes on my blog next week and would love to include this. Let me know if you have any concerns. Thanks!

  11. Susie

    I made these last weekend and loved em! Tasted so refreshing!

    I added a few drops is blue food coloring just to make them pretty. 🙂

  12. Terri

    The comment about the club soda is very true! Mix ingredients before adding the soda. Also, the drink doesn’t look anything like the picture. The pureed berries sink to the bottom & looks gross. The taste wasn’t bad, but next time I will use less lime.

  13. Carolyn

    Love the drink but mine turned a purple colour and is not clear blue like picture, love the taste but was hoping for the same look.

  14. Greg

    THERE IS A MAJOR FLAW IN RECIPE. THE RECIPE SAYS TO COMBINE INGREDIENTS INCLUDING CLUB SODA AND SHAKE. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO SHAKE CLUB SODA? WHAT A COMPLETE MESS!! Pretty drink just don’t want to wear it!

    1. Jessica

      EEK! So sorry Greg! I wrote the recipe from my notes in my notebook and apparently was not thinking. I will edit that part immediately!!

  15. Lynn

    I just made these for my girlfriends and I and we loved them! I pureed them really fine and I had no issues like the commenter above me. Thanks for a great Friday cocktail recipe!!

  16. Mare

    Mine didn’t turn out like this at all. Little bits of blueberry skin and very purple, not blue. Kinda disappointed.

  17. Willow (Will Cook For Friends)

    I cannot get over how good these look! I’m not a huge drinker, but I love a good mojito. Blueberries can only make things better. I might just have to make these once the weather warms back up!

  18. Katie from Katie's Cucina

    Yum! This mojito looks so refreshing. I must try the non-simple syrup way of making mojitos!

  19. Reba - Not So Perfect Life

    Absolutely beautiful photography! I don’t love mojitos but my boyfriend does. I’ll file this under a drink to make for him!

  20. Anthony H

    If you’re going the shaken path, muddling shouldn’t be necessary as the ice in the shaker with bruise the leaves enough to release the oils — muddling the mint may also impart an overly bitter taste to the drink.

    Aside from the mint, has anyone tried muddling the blueberries themselves as opposed to making a puree? I assume the puree will also add texture to the drink.

    >>Perhaps a nicely muddled blueberry + bruised mint leaf combination would create a drink of lower density which might pair well with the soda water, as I find the carbonation from the soda water is only functional in non-frothy drinks and fizzes (especially egg-based fizzes). For rum lovers and traditional mojito enthusiasts, I would also recommend lowering the amount of soda used so as to add some effervescence, but not drown the flavors within the drink.

    Then again, it’s all preference. So do whatever works for you!

  21. Katie @ Horrific Knits

    It is an adorable drink! It would be so cute in those blue anniversary jars Ball has out right now.

  22. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    These are awesome, I love mojitos, something about how refreshing and ultra easy they can be to drink!

  23. Becky

    I am SO a Southern drink girl too and mojitos are my current obsession! Maybe it’s something to do with the explosion of fresh mint in my garden? My current fave is watermelon mojitos but I’ve never tried a blueberry combo…yet!

  24. Courtney @ BakeMeBetter

    I’m so excited when I see a new post from you and I couldn’t be more excited today! Too bad I don’t have a stocked liquor cabinet or I’d make one right now. Oh, and I love that the bartender had on a bow tie! Bow ties are so classy!

  25. Laurie @ A Wiener Dog in the Kitchen

    I adore Mojitos, and those are so stinkin gorgeous!! Bookmarking this one right now. I’ve never had a “flavored” Mojito… just the minty ones. Wow, the possibilities with different kinds of fruit are infinite!

  26. Beth @ The Collegiate Baker

    I’ve never had a mojito before, but these are so pretty! I love all the greens and blues together. I’ll have to try one sometime!

  27. Joanne

    Just yesterday I had the idea to make blueberry mojitos and here you are with these! It’s like you read my mind. 🙂

  28. Eileen

    OH MY. This mojito must get in mu mouth ASAP! You know I’m going to be trawling the farmer’s market for the best blueberries this weekend. 🙂

  29. Diana @ Sweet y Salado

    I’m definitely a mojito girl and make a similar one to this recipe, except I love how you pureed the blueberries because I don’t and they usually get stuck in the straw, same with strawberries. Also, when I was in college and didn’t have a muddler I used to use an ice cream scoop to mash them in the glass. =P

  30. Tieghan

    Could these be any prettier or more refreshing looking!! I want to grab those blueberries off the screen!! These look so good! I am in awe!

    1. Annette Caddell Paul

      Can I make this in a jug? I want to make it for a baby boy shower and i don’t want to make individual ones for 20 people. Any suggestions?

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