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.
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.
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.
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.
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces light rum
- 2 ounces club soda
- 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.
- Add ice and rum to shaker and shake. Pour into a tall glass and top with club soda.
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