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Blueberry Mojito from Lemony Thyme

Oh my.  How I love a Mojito.

I made this Blueberry Mojito in mere minutes.  Key ingredients: fresh mint, limes, sugar, ice, rum, club soda and in this case blueberries.

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Muddle lime wedges, mint leaves, and blueberries with a couple teaspoons of sugar.  For my Classic Mojito recipe I make a mint simple syrup.  This time around I put the sugar straight into the glass with the lime juice and muddled away.  It dissolved quite well.

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Fill the glass with ice, then add rum with the muddled mixture and give it a good shake.  Finish with a float of club soda.  The Blueberry Mojito tastes as refreshing as it looks.  Remember…. in mere minutes.

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I thought it would be fun to learn a little more about the origins of this beloved cocktail.  As it turns out the Mojito was a way for Cuban farmers to get down their cheap (fire water) rum.  They’d add a little of this and a little of that (lime juice, mint, sugar cane syrup) until it was tolerable.  Here’s a fun article with a little more history on this captivating cocktail.

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Blueberry Mojito
Serves: 1
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • ice
  1. Reserve 3-4 blueberries for garnish. Place remaining blueberries in tall glass or shaker with 2-3 lime wedges, juice of remaining wedges, sugar and fresh mint. Use a muddler or end of a wooden spoon and muddle until well smashed.
  2. Add ice and rum to shaker and shake. Pour into a tall glass and top with club soda.

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