Blueberry Mojitos

Blueberry mojitos - simple and delicious. Perfect summer cocktail.
She took a sip, smiled subtly and said, “I’ll take fourteen more.”

If this post were a movie… it’d start in the present and flashback to the recipe. The present moment? You’ve just had a sip of this perfect summer cocktail and are ordering fourteen more. 

And a cab. Please. Or Lyft.. whatever. And please don’t use Facebook after mojito, oh, number two.

Blueberry mojitos - simple and delicious. Perfect summer cocktail.I first had a blueberry mojito at a swanky bar downtown and was surprised by how well the mint, lime, and blueberries worked together. I’m not typically a rum fan, but I could hardly taste it in the drink, just an understated complexity of flavor that was at the same time simple and satisfying. I knew I had to recreate.

But you know when you have such high expectations for something… and you DIY and it’s nothing like you’d dreamed?

That did NOT happen here. 

Blueberry mojitos - simple and delicious. Perfect summer cocktail.No, I had a single sip, after clearing my little photo setup, and suddenly became really worried that the photos would be good enough. I knew I absolutely had to share this with you guys! Not only is the recipe incredibly simple, it’s fruity and aromatic, boozy but not “stiff”. Perfect, perfect, perfect for summer. Perfect for entertaining. Vibrant and festive for 4th of July. 

You’ll looooove this. Promise.

Oh, and here’s a little behind-the-scenes video from the shoot I thought I’d share with you guys… glamorous, right? Fake ice and squirt bottles, ohhh yeah.

Blueberry Mojitos
 
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Blueberry mojitos - simple and delicious. The perfect summer cocktail
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 8 blueberries
  • 2 slices lime (total ¼ lime)
  • 5 leaves mint
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup*
  • soda, to taste
  • blueberries, for garnish, optional
  • mint leave, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Place blueberries, lime, and mint in the bottom of a tall glass and muddle. Add rum, simple syrup, and soda, and stir. Add soda to taste. Garnish with more blueberry and mint leaves, if desired.
Notes
To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stir to make sure all sugar is dissolved, and remove from heat. Let cool.

 

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Comments

    • Cheryl Malik says

      Thank you! Your photos are gorgeous, by the way. I cannot BELIEVE some of those photos you took with your iPhone 4S! I can’t take a good picture to save my life with my iPhone

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