Summer Cocktails: Blueberry Mojitos

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I've had blueberry mojitos on the brain since March of this year, when the husband and I went to out to dinner for his birthday and ordered the most amazing cocktails I've ever sipped!

So with summer in full bloom, I thought I'd finally give it a go myself and see if I could recreate some of that sweet-tasting goodness. And really, with minimal ingredients, and simple instructions, I made delicious and I mean DELICIOUS! blueberry mojitos that we'll be sipping on all summer!

So here I'll share with you how I made our new favorite cocktails...in a photo montage that is most probably too long, but oh so pretty…

What you'll need to make your own…

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Limes {about 1/2 for each drink}
  • Sugar
  • Rum
  • Club Soda
  • Ice
  • Muddler {mashing stick}
  • Stirs {I used wooden spoons}
  • Shot measurer {jigger}

I also made blueberry ice cubes by dropping a few frozen blueberries into the ice tray along with the water.

Rather than adding all the ingredients into a shaker, I chose to make each drink separately in a glass, and here's how I did it…

In each glass add…

  • 5-10 mint leaves
  • 5 fresh blueberries
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 small lime, juiced {I just used my muddler to juice it!}

Muddle: Smash all your ingredients together to release their flavors!

Next, add 1-1/2 oz. of your favorite rum and 1-1/2 oz. of club soda. Add ice and fruity ice to fill your glass up, but keep it at least 1/4" below the rim of your glass. If you're using taller glasses, double your ingredients, or to taste.

Top your cocktail off with a lime wedge, a few more mint leaves and blueberries and serve!

My family is never far from me, so they stopped by just in time to enjoy my summer cocktails and relax for a while in a little backyard soiree of our own.

I also whipped up a little summer fruit and protein salad just so we didn't get too tipsy while enjoying our drinks. It may sound strange, but it's surprisingly light, fresh and fabulous!

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What you'll need to make your own…

  • Watermelon
  • Cherry tomatoes, cut
  • Feta cheese

Stir... Enjoy!

Now, let's get back to the drinking!


Happy summer!

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