This Blueberry Mojito starts with a blueberry simple syrup, followed up with limes, fresh mint, white rum, and some club soda for the perfect summer time drink.

We’ve been having the most glorious summertime weather in Minnesota so far. I’m part of the “some like it hot” crew, so when the extended forecast shows regular bouts of 90 degree weather, I’m never mad about it.

Another thing I love in the summer is the availability of fresh berries. While we consume dozens of pints weekly, another way to enjoy the delicious bounty is mixed in a summertime cocktail.

The blueberry simple syrup comes together in 10 minutes and keeps up to 5 days in your refrigerator. It’s also the most vibrant and beautiful color. Skip the rum and these make just as delicious of a mocktail! Serve it with some of my Oatmeal Cookies to snack on!

Sip these with friends outside and let the conversations and connections flow just as generously. Recipe yields two cocktails.

Ingredients:

For the simple syrup

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the mojitos

  • 5 oz clear rum
  • 8 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 lime cut in wedges, plus two wedges for garnish
  • Sparkling water

Method:

  1. To make the simple syrup, bring blueberries, sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. I smashed the blueberries with a fork before turning on the heat. Reduce to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain through a fine sieve into a cup and discard the berry skins.
  2. Fill two tall glasses with ice. In a cocktail shaker, add the lime wedges, mint leaves and rum. Muddle until well combined. Shake a few times and then divide evenly between both ice-filled glasses.
  3. Pour 1 oz of the blueberry simple syrup into each glass then top with club soda. Stir with a mixing spoon, garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and a lime wedge. Sip and enjoy!

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