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Blueberry Mojitos. A delicious seasaonal cocktail recipe with muddled fresh mint, lime juice, fresh blueberries and rum. For those not wanting the liquor, there is a faux-jito recipe option too! - BoulderLocavore.com

Blueberry Mojitos (with faux-jito option)

Mojitos are such refreshing cocktails in the summer heat. Add some blueberries for a fruity seasonal touch and beautiful jewel-tone pink cocktail. Mocktail option too for those wishing to try it sans rum!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry mojito mocktail, blueberry mojitos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Blueberry Mojitos (or faux-jitos)
Calories 173 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • 4 ounces Light Rum
  • ½ cup fresh Blueberries , rinsed (plus a few extra to add to the cocktails)
  • Club Soda , chilled (aproximately 12 ounces; more if making the faux-jito)
  • Optional garnish: lime wedges and extra small mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker or quart size Mason jar combine the sugar, mint leaves and lime juice. Muddle vigorously. Add the blueberries and muddle again.
  2. Add the rum and a cup of ice; shake vigorously.
  3. Fill 2 14-ounce high ball glasses with crushed ice. Strain the shaken cocktail equally into the two glasses. Fill will club soda. Add a few blueberries, mint leaves and lime wedges to each mojito.
  4. Faux-jito option (no alcohol): Follow step 1 above. Add a ¼ cup of Club Soda instead of rum, along with ice, and shake vigorously. Follow step 3.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Mojitos (with faux-jito option)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 7.6mg9%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.