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!
Servings 2 Blueberry Mojitos (or faux-jitos)
Calories 173 kcal
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
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.
Add the rum and a cup of ice; shake vigorously.
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.
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. Calories: 173 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 2 mg | Potassium: 60 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 240 IU | Vitamin C: 7.6 mg | Calcium: 14 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg