Blueberry Mojitos

by jenna on July 20, 2012

Hello.

I made these amazing blueberry mojitos last Friday and I’ve been waiting ever so patiently to share them with y’all today.

Not.

Truth is, I’ve been SO EXCITED and counting down the days to share with you guys this lovely little boozy refreshment. Blueberries were on sale and since I loved the cherry mojitos so much, I figured blueberry ones would be just as good if not better.

And guess what? They’re better?! Well, maybe. The cherry ones were still really good, but these are just so blueberryish……they’ll rock your socks off. If you’re wearing any socks, that is!

Truth: I never know what in the world to type for cocktail posts. I mean, how much can I possibly say about a mojito?

It’s delicious. That’s all I know.

Actually, I know that you should not walk, but RUN to your closest Banana Republic Outlet right now because on our drive home yesterday, I found the cutest little espadrille wedges on sale from $60 to $15! Naturally, I insisted that I put them on right there and then and continue to drive the remaining two hours home in them.

After thirty minutes of sitting in bumper to bumper traffic, my little toe started to get numb.

Then the prickles ensued.

Finally, I looked at mom and said in a small voice, “Mom, I kinda want to take my wedges off now.”

Mom said, “Oh no you don’t! You insisted that we sit down in the heat right outside Banana Republic so that you could put them on for the drive home. You’re wearing them.”

So I wore them….for the next hour. Then I finally kicked them off and only put them back on right when we were walking into Adam’s office.

The End.

Like I said, I don’t know what to say during cocktail posts. It’s not like I slaved away hours in the kitchen to make this. But I did slurp it right down at 3pm right after photographing. All for the sake of the blog! I swear.

Are you even still reading this?

It’s probably a good time to go make these now then. You deserve them.

Blueberry Mojitos

makes 2 mojitos (with extra syrup for more!)

Print this Recipe!

Ingredients:

for blueberry syrup—

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup fresh blueberries

for drink assembly—

1/4 cup blueberry syrup (each)

2 oz light rum (each)

fresh mint

juice of 1 lime for each glass

8 oz club soda

Directions:

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer then stir to dissolve all sugar. Remove from heat.

Carefully transfer sugar water to a blender and add fresh blueberries. Process until smooth but still slightly chunky. Remove and transfer to a glass jar or tupperware. Place in fridge and chill until cool. Blueberries will rise to the top and you can just skim them off when ready to use.

When you’re ready to make your drinks, place about two sprigs of mint in each glass. Squeeze a lime over top and muddle (mix around) with the bottom of a spoon. Then, add 1/4 cup blueberry syrup, 2 oz rum, and finish each glass with club soda.

Enjoy!

Time:

total time- 4 hours

active time- 5 minutes

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Maja July 20, 2012 at 3:25 am

Let’s see the new shoes!!!

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Lindsay Simone July 20, 2012 at 4:07 am

I’m with Maja… SHOW US THE SHOES!!!

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Molly @ RDexposed July 20, 2012 at 4:38 am

I may need to take a minor beer break and grab one of these! They’re my favorite mixed drink!
Oh and I already have BR outlet on my to-do list for tomorrow. I’ll keep my eyes out for wedges!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 20, 2012 at 4:52 am

I love a good deal on shoes, and I love mojitos too! Happy Friday Jenna! :)

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 20, 2012 at 5:02 am

Love love blueberry mojitos, what a perfect summer drink!

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laura July 20, 2012 at 5:08 am

these sound incredible. I’m completely inspired. if I was to make these “virgin” I’d just add a bit more soda, right?

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Gabby (Quest for Delicious) July 20, 2012 at 5:08 am

Yum! The mojitos look perfect! As I’m sure your wedges did while you were driving. All in the name of good style!

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Cait's Plate July 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

Sounds delicious. And I LOVE the glass it’s in!

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Ali O July 20, 2012 at 5:58 am

You forgot to tell us to put the booze in, but I think we all get the “jist” of it. hahaha Thanks for the recipe, I love mojitos and blueberries are always a fav! :-) Hope you’re having fun with your mom on her visit!

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Heather {ModernMealsforTwo} July 20, 2012 at 6:06 am

Ha! I feel that way about some posts. ‘Here I made this. It’s good.’ :)
I’m surprised you didn’t show us your awesome new shoes!

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Ali @ Gimme Some Oven July 20, 2012 at 6:09 am

Mmmmm…these look so sweet and refreshing! Perfect for a summer weekend!!

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joelle (on apink typewriter) July 20, 2012 at 6:12 am

This sounds like exactly what I need today! Love the color!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots July 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

mojitos are my favorite!! is it bad that it 9:20 and I wan one of these now :)

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Marissa@ohhhsolovely July 20, 2012 at 6:26 am

sometimes the tastiest things take the least amount of time. i’m not a big drinker, but i do love the occasional mojito. this looks so fantastic! if we would ever get some sun back, i’d have to make these while enjoying the pool!

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DessertForTwo July 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

I must wear new shoes immediately, too!

Love this drink :)

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock July 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

Is that by chance a David’s Tea bottle I’m spotting there? Probably not, but I just couldn’t help but ask! LOL!
This looks seriously yummm….I’ve never had a mojito before, but I think if I ordered one, this would be it. Cheers!

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jenna July 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

yes!

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock July 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

Really?! Yay! David’s Tea rocks. I’ve been eyeing those pretty canteen’s…perhaps I should take the plunge and purchase one. xo

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Cory July 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

Love the glass the mojito’s in! Where is it from?

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Allyn July 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

Mojitos are one of my favorite summer drinks! If we include fresh fruit, it’s usually watermelon (http://lollingabout.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/wasted-wednesday-watermelon-mojitos/), but with such gorgeous blueberries at our farmer’s market right now, I might have to make these instead!

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Caroline L. July 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

Lovely lovely lovely! The glass and straw are so pretty too! :)

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Lydia Strnad July 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

Just a bit confused, when I hit print for the recipe it said they were Blueberry Margaritas! Guess too many Mojitos may make you think you’re drinking margaritas. Can’t wait to try, , which is why I have a generous ‘patch of peppermint planted’ in my herb garden!

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marla July 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

Such beautiful drinks!! I can see why you were so excited to share them :) Have a fab weekend!

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Julia {The Roasted Root} July 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

I love mojitos! I particularly love mojitos that have been infused with fruit, but I’ve never tried a blueberry mojito before and it looks refreshing and delicious! Hope you had a fun trip to Carmel, I LOVE that place!

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Treasures By Brenda July 20, 2012 at 8:53 am

These sound AMAZING. I’m a huge blueberry fan.

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Courtney @ Brussel Sprouts and Beer July 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

Um…must.make.these.immediately!

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Connie July 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hi Jenna,
I have blueberries and mint in my garden! Thanks for sharing! Oh, you might want to edit the print-able version, title says “Margaritas” and add rum in the directions after the blueberry syrup.

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kim@hungryhealthygirl July 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

My mom’s had a thing for ordering mojitos lately. I’ll have to make her one of these. They have blueberries, so they’re healthy, right?!

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Mr. & Mrs. P July 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

Yum.. love it.. The photos are awesome too…

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama July 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

Blueberries, mojitos – I’m intrigued! :)

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Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

I could eat blueberries for days–with these as a drink accompaniment, of course ! ;)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

These sound perfect!

And nice score$$ on the wedges. Who needs feeling in their pinky toe after 2 hrs anyway :)

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

Delicious! I dislike rum more than I can write, so I will absolutely make this with a different alcohol.

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Amy July 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

thank you for my Friday night cocktail! cannot wait!!

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Cassie July 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

This is gorgeous Jenna, I adore mojitos. The colors in this are fantastic!

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Amanda July 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Oh for the love of shoes :) Is it sad I’ve never made a mixed drink before? Yes, I’ve decided it is. Maybe this will be my first! Thanks!

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JulieD July 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I’m making these this weekend, that’s it. And I’m laughing at your shoe story, sounds exactly like something I would do!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Oh goodness. I went to Mexico a few months ago and tried a mojito for the first time…I loved it! And blueberries are a huge favourite of mine (my morning post was about them, actually) so clearly…I need to make this. soon. :-D

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

The blueberries definitely make this mojito an 11/10! Gorgeous pics, and I am glad you’re have a great time with your Mom!

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Moni Meals July 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I saw this picture early in the morning and was ready to make them but now that it’s the evening, I have 100% permission to do so, Ha ha ha! these look amazing as well as refreshing. ;)

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Julie @ Table for Two July 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

in love with this creation!!

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Rob jones July 21, 2012 at 5:07 am

Jenna, No socks on! Your funny

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Tessa @ Handle the Heat July 21, 2012 at 9:19 am

Love that beautiful color!

Also…. WHYYYY is there no Banana outlet near me??? Wahh.

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Carrie Dukes July 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

I’ve got huckleberries, the dark blue kind… they are considered wild blueberries so maybe I’ll try them in this yummy sounding drinky poo…

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Aggie July 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

What gorgeous photos of a gorgeous drink! I want one of these today!

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Katie July 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

SO good! :) Doesn’t take too long to make either! Thanks Jenna for a great summer drink!

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Emil July 25, 2012 at 3:11 am

I am happy I found your blog on pinterest! As I love blueberries I would love to make this mojito and I have already fallen in love with this even without trying it!

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Christy September 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Do you know how long the simple syrup keeps? I checked online but only saw results about unflavored syrups, so I wondered if the fruit would affect its longevity. I made this syrup a few days ago and wanted to know if it’ll keep for another week and a half till I have guests over. :)

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jenna September 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

About two weeks in the fridge :)

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