Blueberry mojitos are the ultimate summer drink! They’re refreshing, minty, and the tart lime juice is perfectly balanced with sweet muddled blueberries. Here’s how to make them.
If you only order cocktails when you’re at a bar or restaurant, you’re missing out. You don’t need to be an expert mixologist to make them at home, and you don’t even need a fully-stocked bar either. Have a few go-to recipes on hand, come up with some variations, and anytime can be cocktail time.
Here’s an example. Keep a bottle of white rum in your pantry and you can make sparkling raspberry poptails, daiquiris, mai tais, and mojitos. Have mint syrup on hand for those mojitos? Well, then you can make guava mojitos and blueberry mojitos too!
These blueberry mojitos are a refreshing cocktail you’ll enjoy all summer long. The mint and lime are classic mojito flavors, and the muddled blueberries add a delicious sweetness. I like to use fresh blueberries when they’re in season, but you could also use frozen berries, or swap in raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or a combination.
What You’ll Need
Scroll down to the recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Mint simple syrup – You can use this mint syrup recipe and omit the vanilla.
- Mint sprigs
- Fresh blueberries – Frozen will work too, but be sure to thaw them first.
- White rum
- Lime juice – Freshly squeezed is best.
- Club soda
Is a Mojito Made With Rum or Vodka?
While there are variations of the mojito that use vodka instead of rum, I think the traditional white rum version is the best. Of course, if you prefer vodka in your mojitos, feel free to use that instead.
How to Make Blueberry Mojitos
Here’s what you’ll need to do to make blueberry mojitos at home:
Muddle the ingredients. Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass, followed by the mint syrup, lime juice, and blueberries. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently crush the mint leaves and blueberries, releasing the mint oils and berry juice.
Add the rum. Pour the rum into the glass and use a bar spoon to mix it well.
Finish. Top off the mojito with ice and club soda, then garnish with blueberries, mint, and/or a lime wedge.
Tips for Success
Here are a few simple tips for perfect blueberry mojitos:
- Start with good quality rum. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but it should be a brand you like the taste of.
- Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor. If you don’t have limes, you can use bottled lime juice, but the mojitos won’t taste as fresh.
- Don’t use mint extract or oil. It’s much stronger than you need here, and you’ll miss out on the grassy, herbal flavor of fresh mint.
- Removing the blueberries. Don’t want blueberry skins at the bottom of your mojito? Mash them in another bowl and strain the juice before adding it to the cocktail.
Making Big Batch Mojitos
Want to make a big batch of mojitos for a party? You can totally do that.
Just multiply the recipe by the number of drinks you want to make. Instead of mixing the drink in each individual glass, mix it up in a large glass pitcher. Be sure to give it a good stir before pouring so everything is evenly distributed.
If you’re not going to be serving it immediately, add the ice cubes to the serving glasses instead of the pitcher so they don’t melt and dilute the mojito.
How to Store Leftovers
Blueberry mojitos are best enjoyed immediately, but if you have leftovers, you can pop them in the fridge for up to a day.
- 3 sprigs of mint
- 1 ounce mint syrup
- ⅓ cup fresh blueberries
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed recommended
- Club soda to fill glass
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- Place mint leaves at the bottom of your highball glass.
- Add in the mint simple syrup, lime juice and fresh blueberries. Use a muddler to gently crush to release mint oils, blueberry juice, and lime 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.
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