This Blueberry Mojito is a light, refreshing, fruity take on the classic mojito. All the mint and lime flavors of the original mixed with fresh blueberries, bubbly club soda, and white rum. It's the perfect cocktail for warm summer evenings and a great crowd-pleaser for your next barbecue.
When summer rolls around, tropical cocktails are always on my mind. They're refreshing, super delicious, and the perfect addition to get-togethers, BBQs, lounging poolside, or a relaxing happy hour. After all, it's 5 o'clock somewhere!
And what could be better on a warm day than sweet, fruity rum drinks that make you feel like you're on a tropical island vacation? Cocktails like Strawberry Rum Fizz, Mango Colada, Dark & Stormy, and this blueberry mint mojito are some of my favorites.
This Blueberry Mojito recipe is a simple mix of fresh blueberries, mint, lime, sugar, rum, and club soda. You can mix it up in a glass or by the pitcher, adding the club soda right before serving. Believe me, it's a great way to welcome summer!
What is a Mojito?
A mojito is a classic drink that originated in Cuba that contains rum, mint, sugar, lime juice, and soda water. Adding fresh fruit such as berries makes this Blueberry Mojito Cocktail a sweet twist on the standard.
Best Rum for A Mojito
This classic rum cocktail is nothing without a great rum! And a white or Blanco rum makes this drink into a refreshing drink for summer. A good rum can be found in a range of prices from low to high so don't think you have to settle for mediocre.
Cruzan Aged Light Rum - is a great affordable option that adds a tropical edge with hints of vanilla and coconut
Bacardi Superior - was made for mojitos. It's light, pleasant, and very budget-friendly.
Bayou White Rum - is a medium-priced rum that is considered one of the top rums in this price range. It has rich butterscotch flavor with hints of tropical fruit.
Flor de Cana 4 - is also in the medium price range and comes from Nicaragua. It is a dry rum that is not too fruity but suitably complex.
Banks 5 Island Rum - is a pricier rum that blends 21 rums from 5 islands together. It's a dry, remarkably balanced rum that has all the classic flavors of the 1920s.
Blueberries - fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries can be used. If more blueberry flavor is desired, add a tablespoon of blueberry preserves. It also adds a touch more sweetness.
Mint Leaves - fresh is a must to use as this is the star ingredient of this blueberry mojito cocktail. They also help create a nice balance between the sweet sugar and the tart lime.
Club Soda - adds lightness and bubbles. You can substitute sparkling water, either plain or flavored.
White Rum - white or Blanco are the best choices. See above for suggestions.
Lime - fresh is always best but bottled lime juice can be used if you can't find the real deal
Sugar - sweetens the drink. You can sub simple syrup or agave but I feel sugar works the best
Blueberry Preserves (optional) - adds more blueberry flavor, more vibrant color, and a little extra sweetness
How to Make a Blueberry Mojito
- Place mint in the bottom of a glass or cocktail shaker.
- Add blueberries and blueberry preserves, if using.
- Sprinkle in sugar.
- Squeeze the juice from ¼ -½ of a lime.
- Muddle well. You want to bruise the mint to release its oils and mash the blueberries for flavor.
- Pour in rum.
- Add ice to the mixture then top off with club soda. You can either serve this blueberry mojito cocktail as-is with a straw or strain the mixture then add ice and serve.
- Garnish with a cocktail skewer of blueberries and a sprig of mint.
Berry Mojito - try raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries in lieu of blueberries
Flavored rum - add coconut rum in place of white rum for a blueberry coconut mojito
Blue Mojito - add ½-oz blue curacao
Herbs - add fresh basil for a blueberry basil mojito or maybe a sprig of rosemary
Other fruits - replace lime with lemon for a Blueberry Lemon Mojito or make it a real fruity mojito with the addition of 2 ounces of kiwi, peach, or even pineapple puree to the blueberries
Alcohol - try vodka in place of rum as in my Kiwi Mojito or leave it out altogether for a delicious Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
More Mojito Recipes
Sparkling Mango Mojito - is a fruity take on the classic. Traditional tequila, lime, and mint leaves are sweetened with mango juice then livened up with sparkling water.
Kiwi Tequila Mojito - Tequila takes the place of rum in this tropical take on the standard mojito.
Champagne Mojito from Sugar and Soul - is a bubbly twist on the classic with fresh limes, mint, simple syrup, rum, and champagne,
Loquat Mojito - this mojito brings a burst of flavor from sweet loquats and adds a bit of effervescence and island flavor with a dash of sparkling coconut water.
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- 12 Mint leaves
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon blueberry preserves optional for a stronger blueberry flavor
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar omit if using preserves
- ½ lime juiced
- 1 ½ oz. white rum
- 2 oz. club soda
- Crushed ice
- Garnish: blueberries on cocktail skewer sprig of mint, lime slice
- Place mint leaves, blueberries, preserves if using, sugar, and lime juice in a glass or mason jar. Muddle well.
- Add rum and crushed ice and stir.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with sprig of mint and blueberries.