Blueberry Mojitos

Summer….time for sunshine, fun, and cocktails! I was at a friend’s house this weekend, and after a long afternoon at the beach we needed some refreshments. I saw a recipe for blueberry mojitos a while back, and thought it would be perfect for the evening. So I gathered my ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup rum
  • the juice of two limes (I got an extra to cut up as a garnish)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint

I definitely eyeballed the measurements of my mojitos, since I didn’t want to wander aimlessly through my friend’s kitchen, but they still tasted delicious! They were a bit strong, but that’s how I like my drinks 😀 I first filled the pitcher up with some ice, then poured in the sugar, lime juice, and mint. I attempted to muddle this (but it was was more of a vigorous stir). I then added a hefty pour of rum, and the seltzer water. The finishing touch was tossing in the frozen blueberries and lime garnish.

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In an ideal world, I would have pureed the blueberries, chopped the mint leaves a bit smaller, and properly muddled the limes and mint. But life is too short to worry about being perfect! Everyone enjoyed them, and the pitcher was gone before we knew it.

Let me know what you think!