I made these amazing blueberry mojitos last Friday and I’ve been waiting ever so patiently to share them with y’all today.
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.
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.
makes 2 mojitos (with extra syrup for more!)
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)
juice of 1 lime for each glass
8 oz club soda
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.
total time- 4 hours
active time- 5 minutes