Blueberry Mojitos

I don’t usually pay too much attention to all the special “holidays” devoted to foods, but when I heard Friday was National Rum Day I knew that celebration was in order!

blueberry mojito

I just bought a mint plant last week after seeing a recipe for Cherry Mojitos on Taste, Love, & Nourish, so the timing was perfect. Mojitos are one of my favorite summer drinks and the blueberries take them to another level entirely. These are the perfect way to extend summer just a bit longer!

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I had to strain these because the flimsy paper straws would definitely not be able to handle blueberry pulp, but I would have probably left it otherwise. I must say after trying them out, I don’t entirely understand the paper straw craze. They look nice, but halfway through our drinks the straws were looking pretty pitiful…I think I’ll just stick the rest in a glass on the bar as decoration.

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Blueberry Mojito
Author: Life, Love, and Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blueberries, plus more for garnish
  • 4 ts sugar
  • 12 sprigs of mint
  • 8 oz white rum
  • juice of two limes
  • club soda
Instructions
  1. Add blueberries, sugar, and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to extract the juice from the blueberries and muddle the mint. Add the lime juice and rum and shake to combine.
  2. Pour the combination into two glasses over ice.* Top off with desired amount of club soda and garnish with extra blueberries.
Notes
If you prefer, strain the mixture before pouring over ice.

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