Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:00 AM
 
During the month of blueberries, we like to enjoy these antioxidant-packed berries any way we can. One of our favorites though, is to muddle them in a cocktail with fresh mint and rum. Go ahead, pick up a carton today and treat yourself to a round (or two) of these blueberry mojitos. You'll be glad you did.

Mojitos are perfect summer cocktails. They are light, refreshing and easy to tweak with the addition of fresh fruit. For National Blueberry Month, we thought it would be a good time to share the recipe for a blueberry mojito. Of course, you can also enjoy these delicious mojitos during the other months fresh blueberries are available.

Blueberry mojito

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 12 to 15 mint leaves
  • 8 to 10 blueberries
  • 1-1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup, adjusted to taste
  • Soda water
  • Additional blueberries on a skewer and sprig of mint for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add mint leaves and blueberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Add rum, lime juice and simple syrup and fill shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
  4. Top with soda water and stir.
  5. Garnish with the additional blueberries on a skewer and the sprig of mint.

^ For more fruity mojito recipes, check out the strawberry mojito, watermelon mojito and grilled peach mojito.

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