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This Blueberry Mojito recipe has a a stunning bright purple color and minty fresh flavor! It’s an impressive spin on the classic.

Blueberry Mojito

Mojitos of every color of the rainbow? We’ve got ’em. Here’s an entry for the purple category: try this Blueberry Mojito recipe! This spin on the classic is minty fresh, with a hit of tangy sweet berries on the finish. Its irresistible flavor is a heightened version of the original, and that bright fuchsia-purple color will make every head turn. It’s a new favorite around here!

Another blueberry cocktail? Try the Blueberry Margarita!

What’s in this blueberry Mojito recipe?

The blueberry mojito is a spin on the Mojito: a classic cocktail invented in Havana, Cuba. This combination of mint, rum, and lime is known around the world, and became popular in the 1930’s. Like any popular drink, it’s got endless variations. The blueberry version simply uses fresh berries that are muddled right into the drink. The ingredients in a blueberry Mojito are:

Blueberries

How to make a blueberry Mojito

The only cocktail skill you’ll need for a Blueberry Mojito? Muddling. Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. You’ll do this first with the mint, and then the blueberries, to add their flavors to the drink. Here’s what to do:

  • Muddle the mint, then the blueberries. Muddling the mint first is easiest, and helps to release the oils before adding liquid of the blueberries. You can mash the blueberries pretty firmly, until they’re uniformly smashed. You can do this right in the cocktail shaker, with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon.
  • Shake all ingredients with ice. Add the liquids to the cocktail shaker and two handfuls of ice. Shake until cold!
  • Strain the drink into a glass. Here’s how to step up the presentation…
Blueberry Mojito

Garnishing the drink

A Mojito is all about presentation. How to step up this Blueberry Mojito? We have a few ideas on how to highlight the beautiful color of this drink:

  • Use clear ice. Clear ice is crucial when it comes to great cocktails. It’s crystal clear ice you can cut into organic shapes. It makes the drink look like it’s from a fancy bar, and also helps to fill the glass. Go to How to Make Clear Ice.
  • Add a mint sprig, lime wedges, and blueberries. If you’re using clear ice cubes, you can wedge them in between the ice cubes to make a nice distribution.
  • Add a colorful straw! Because what’s more fun?
Blueberry Mojito recipe

More Mojito recipes

Yes, we’ve got Mojitos of every color of the rainbow! Here are a few of our favorite Mojito recipes, sorted by color:

When to serve this blueberry Mojito recipe

This blueberry Mojito is tangy and refreshing: ideal for summer or parties! Try it as a:

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Blueberry Mojito

Blueberry Mojito


Description

This Blueberry Mojito recipe has a a stunning bright purple color and minty fresh flavor! It’s an impressive spin on the classic.


Ingredients

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  • 6 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 ounces* white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 to 4 ounces soda water
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add the blueberries and muddle again until fully smashed. Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
  2. Place ice into a glass, and strain in the liquid. Top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with additional mint leaves, lime wedges, and blueberries.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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