Friday, August 2, 2013

Blueberry Mojito

Oh, mojitos and mint, which do I love more? I guess it would have to be mint, but I don't think I discovered my love for mint until after I tried a mojito. I spent my 21st birthday at the beach with my mom, aunt, and sister, we always have the best time down there. One of our favorite restaurants is known for there famous mojitos, ever since then, it is our drink of choice for the summer. 

When I saw this version of a mojito, I could not wait to try it. I have so many juicy, plump blueberries from another fabulous aunt's garden and I knew they would be perfect for this drink. This drink is absolutely superb. It has a tartness from the blueberries and a fresh bite from the mint. I loved every single drop. I highly recommend serving it in a mason jar, it is just so fun and the perfect size. This recipe makes enough for two mojitos, feel free to double, triple, quadruple, you know, if you wanted to make a pitcher!

1 cup of fresh Blueberries, plus more for garnish
4 oz. of Clear Rum
10 fresh Mint Leaves
2 teaspoons of Sugar
Juice of 2 Limes
6 oz. of Club Soda
Lime wedges, for garnish

First, fill your glasses with ice and split the club soda into the two.

Next, in your shaker, add the mint leaves, sugar, and blueberries*. Use a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to muddle well. Add the lime juice and rum; shake vigorously. 

Now, pour the drink from the shaker into the glasses, give it a gentle stir. Add more mint leaves, a lime wedge, more blueberries, or whatever you desire to garnish the glass. 

*This is the way I made these and they were perfect. If you are worried about the consistency, place the blueberries in a blender or food processor, then add them to the shaker with the lime juice and rum.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

1 comment:

  1. Mojitos are my favorite drink. I love that you used blueberries with them. This looks awesome!