This blueberry mint mojito recipe is refreshing and super easy to make. Meet your new favorite summertime cocktail!
Looking for something to do with those leftover herbs? Look no further - this blueberry lemonade mojito pairs well with mint, basil, and even thyme or rosemary for a wintery remix. But it's summer in Miami, so we're going with the summer version.
Cocktail making equipment
Part of the fun of cocktail making is using cocktail tools. My kit is very basic, and not required...but if you plan to make lots of blueberry lemonade cocktails, I suggest purchasing a few basic pieces:
- Jigger - this is a little measuring cup for cocktail ingredients, useful for making single serving cocktails. If you don't have a jigger, you can eyeball it, or use a Tablespoon: 1 fl oz = 2 Tbsp.
- Boston shaker - this is the two cup shaker system. While this isn't required for this drink (it's not shaken), the large cup is nice for muddling. If you don't have a Boston Shaker, use a separate glass or small bowl to muddle.
- Muddler - this tool is designed to crush cocktail ingredients to combine and enhance flavors. If you don't have one, you could probably get away with a fork for this recipe, though not recommended.
- Strainer - you will need a fine mesh strainer unless you like blueberry skins and muddled mint leaves in your cocktails (not judging, just personal preference).
- Lowball glass - it just felt right for this recipe, but if you prefer larger cocktails, I suggest doubling the recipe and using a collins glass or highball glass.
Making a great blueberry mint mojito
There are two keys to making a fantastic blueberry lemonade cocktail. The first is fresh ingredients. Fresh blueberries that are in season will make a much sweeter cocktail than your everyday grocery store blueberries or frozen blueberries. Try to use organic blueberries wherever possible, and buy in season. Check out your local farmer's market!
The second key to this cocktail is muddling. Muddling basically means that we infuse the flavors of the blueberries and mint into our rum before adding the rest of our liquid - lemonade and seltzer. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, don't worry. You can use a bowl and a fork if you're desperate. Basically, you want to crush the blueberries and mint together with the rum, and then strain into your serving glass.
Then, add some ice cubes so your drink is nice and cold. Add lemonade, then fill the rest of the glass with seltzer and garnish with herb of choice (mint in this case) and lime.
I don't have cocktail making equipment - what can I use instead? See my cocktail equipment guide above. You don't need fancy equipment to make this drink, however, the kit is relatively inexpensive, so give it a look!
Blueberries/mint/herbs of choice aren't in season - help! You can make this cocktail with frozen blueberries or basic grocery store blueberries, but your cocktail won't be as sweet or flavorful as it could be. If you want a less produce-dependent cocktail, I suggest a grapefruit moscow mule or grapefruit vodka soda.
What alcohol is best for mojitos? Rum is the traditional alcohol for a mojito. I prefer light rum for this cocktail given it has a lighter and less oak-y flavor than darker rum.
How do you muddle mint and blueberries? Put the mint and blueberries into a cocktail shaker or glass with your rum and gently crush until blueberries release juices. You should be able to smell some mint-y aromas as the oils from the mint leaves release.
What is in a mojito? A mojito is a classic refreshing cocktail with rum, simple syrup, mint, and lime. This recipe uses rum, mint, and lime, and substitutes simple syrup for lemonade.
What can I use instead of mint in a mojito? Basil, thyme, and rosemary are all good options.
How to make a blueberry mint mojitoPrint
This blueberry mint mojito will be your favorite summer cocktail - light and refreshing, low sugar, and easy to whip up in 5 minutes!
- 1.5 oz blueberries
- 6 oz lemonade
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1 oz light rum
- splash soda water
- lime wedges
- Optional: ½ oz simple syrup
1. Muddle - in a cocktail shaker, muddle 1.5 oz blueberries, 4-5 mint leaves, and 1 oz light rum. Strain into lowball glass.
2. Finish & garnish - add ice to cocktail glass, then top with lemonade, simple syrup (if desired), splash soda water, and lime wedge and/or extra mint leaves. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 95
- Sugar: 5
- Sodium: 11
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 5
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0