Stir up this refreshing blueberry mojito cocktail in under 5 minutes using fresh or frozen blueberries, white rum, mint, and lime! It can be made non-alcoholic too.
About This Recipe
Blueberry Mojito (pronounced Muh-hee-toh) is a simple and refreshing cocktail drink that will surely steal the limelight at your drinks table. This twist on a classic mojito is made using fresh or frozen blueberries, mint, lime juice, white rum, and club soda. The best part is that you can make it virgin (non-alcoholic) too.
Blueberry Mojito might sound summery but you can make it round the year using frozen blueberries. Just thaw a bag and use them to make this minty and refreshing cocktail for your parties, get-togethers, or just enjoy it on a lazy day by the pool.
One serving of blueberry mojito is about 209 Kcal, not bad to sip on over the weekend, right :).
My recipe sometimes turns out blue and sometimes purple, depending on the blueberries. But whatever the color is, the taste is always delicious. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled or can be made for a crowd in a pitcher.
Blueberries – Use fresh or frozen blueberries. If using fresh, then use them directly and if using frozen, thaw them and then use them to make the drink.
Club Soda – Add soda for that fizz. You can replace it with sparkling water.
White Rum – Mojitos are traditionally made using white rum but vodka and tequila will also work fine.
Other Ingredients – Other than the above-mentioned ingredients, you will also need granulated sugar, mint leaves, lime juice, and ice cubes.
Note – This beverage tastes great with blueberries but you can use other berries like raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries. Kiwi fruit is also a great replacement for blueberries. Other herbs like basil or rosemary can also be used in place of mint.
How To Make Blueberry Mojito
Add ¼ cup blueberries to a tall high ball serving glass. Muddle them using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon until nicely crushed.
Tip – If you don’t like the skin coming in your mouth, you can also puree the berries in a blender and pass the puree through a strainer.
Now add 10-12 fresh mint leaves, and 1 tablespoon sugar to the glass and crush some more using the muddler. Muddling the mint leaves will help release their flavor and will also dissolve the sugar.
Add 2 fl oz (60 ml) white rum, and 1 tablespoon lime juice to the glass and stir well using a tall spoon or a drink stirrer.
Note – You can skip adding rum to make a non-alcoholic version.
Top the glass with club soda until almost full. Keep some space for ice cubes and garnishing.
Add a few ice cubes. Garnish the drink with more blueberries, mint sprig, and lime slices or wedges. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mojito pitchers are the lifesavers if you’re throwing a party. To make the pitcher, scale the recipe as required. Muddle the blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a pitcher. If you plan on serving it right away, then stir in the rum, add ice cubes and top with club soda and serve immediately.
If you plan to serve it later, then refrigerate the pitcher until the serving time (max 2 hours) Add the rum, ice cubes, and club soda when ready to serve.
Traditionally, white rum is used to make Mojito. Use any good quality and reasonably priced white rum to make this drink. I mostly use Bacardi Carta Blanca but Appleton or Havana Club Añejo Blanco are also great.
The flavor of freshly squeezed lime juice is unmatched. So unless there is some real reason for not using it, I do not recommend using store-bought bottled lime juice.
If the muddled mint is kept for too long, it turns bitter making the cocktail bitter too.
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Blueberry Mojito Recipe
- ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, plus more for serving)
- 10-12 mint leaves (more mint sprigs for serving)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (add more if you like sweet cocktails)
- 2 fluid ounce white rum (60 ml)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh is recommended)
- club soda (as required)
- ice cubes (as required)
- Add blueberries to a tall high ball serving glass. Muddle them using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon until nicely crushed.
- Add the mint leaves and sugar to the glass and crush some more using the muddler. Muddling the mint leaves will help release their flavor and will also dissolve the sugar.
- Stir in the white rum and lime juice using a tall spoon or a drink stirrer.
- Top the glass with club soda until almost full. Keep some space for ice cubes and garnishings.
- Add a few ice cubes. Garnish the drink with more blueberries, mint sprig, and lime wedges or slices. Serve immediately.