This blueberry mojito recipe makes a colorful purple cocktail with fresh blueberries! It comes together in minutes and is served with fresh mint and bubbly seltzer or club soda.
Blueberry mojitos are incredibly easy to make and absolutely perfect for summer. In fact, mojitos are one of my favorite hot-weather cocktails, which is why I also have a mango mojito and a strawberry mojito recipe for you to try! There are few things as satisfying as enjoying a warm afternoon on the deck with an icy, fruity, and bubbly mojito.
Similar to a strawberry mojito, this cocktail takes full advantage of fresh summer produce. The sun-ripened blueberries are so flavorful, and their sweetness is enhanced by a bit of pure maple syrup. Serve this refreshing drink with plenty of ice and some extra mint on top.
Why You’ll Love This Blueberry Mojito Recipe
- Easy. All you’ll need is a muddler and a blender to whip up a couple of blueberry mojitos. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes.
- Refreshing & flavorful. Served with lots of ice and finished with seltzer or club water, a tall glass of this blueberry cocktail is the perfect summer sip.
- Beautiful. I mean, just look at that color. The blueberries add a gorgeous purple-blue hue to this cocktail. It’s almost too pretty to drink. Almost.
Tips for Success
- Puree the blueberries. For strawberry mojitos it is easy to muddle the strawberries with the mint and maple syrup because the berries are so tender. With blueberries, since there is a thin skin on each berry, it is better to puree them with a blender. I add the rum in with the berries to help everything process smoothly too. This method results in the most flavor and color in your cocktail while also breaking down the blueberry skin into tiny pieces.
- Use fresh berries. You’ll get the best flavor if you use fresh, in-season blueberries. Yes, this does mean this is truly a summer cocktail, but that just makes it extra special!
- Can I use frozen berries? Technically yes, but the flavor won’t be as good. In my opinion, frozen berries rarely have the same vibrant flavor as fresh blueberries. Also, you’d first need to thaw the frozen berries so that they can be blended with the rum without creating a frozen cocktail.
- What else can I use instead of maple syrup? You can also use simple syrup. Traditionally a mojito is made with simple syrup actually, but I prefer the ease of using maple syrup. Plus, the subtle addition of maple flavor complements the blueberries.
- Can I make a virgin mojito? For sure! To do that, just replace the rum with an equal amount of water when the blueberries are blended.
- What kind of ice should I use? You can use ice cubes or crushed ice. I prefer cubes because they don’t melt as quickly, or a mixture of both.
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This blueberry mojito recipe is easy to make and makes a refreshing, flavorful and gorgeous summer cocktail!
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 4 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blend, Mix
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 lime
- 4–6 leaves fresh mint, reserve one for garnish
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, plus a few more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz gold rum (I used Ron Bacardi Superior Puerto Rican Rum)
- Club Soda or Plain Seltzer
Prep the lime. Cut the half of a lime into 4 small wedges.
Prep the blueberries. In a blender, combine 1/2 cup blueberries and rum. Blend a bit until you have a puree. Set aside.
Muddle. In a 16-oz highball glass or mason jar, combine the lime wedges, 3-4 fresh mint leaves and the maple syrup. Mash with a muddler for about 30 seconds to release the oils in the mint and meld all the flavors together.
Add blueberry mixture. Pour the pureed blueberries into your glass, then add ice. (I fill my glass about 3/4 full with ice or sometimes almost to the top.)
Finish with club soda or seltzer. Top off your glass with plain club soda or seltzer.
Garnish and serve. Garnish with the remaining mint leaf. Add a few fresh blueberries to your glass and stir briefly.
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