This spring I purchased a mint plant and as anyone who has grown mint knows, it has gone wild! I decided to do what one does with an excess of mint and MAKE MOJITOS!
It is pretty depressing for me to admit this, but I had never had a mojito! So I google’d a couple recipes and as I was digging in the fridge to get my limes, I saw the blueberry syrup I had made a couple weeks before…. And I got this brilliant idea to use the syrup in the mojitos. Can you say best idea ever!?
I used this simple blueberry syrup recipe, but feel free to sub the blueberry syrup for 6-8 fresh crushed blueberries + 1 teaspoon sugar.
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 oz blueberry syrup (or 6-8 blueberries fresh, crushed + 1 tsp sugar)
- ice to fill glass
- 2 ounces white rum
- club soda or sparkling water
- Use a muddler (or the bottom of the spoon) to crush the mint, lime juice, and blueberry syrup to release the mint oils. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with club soda or sparkling water. Give it a stir, garnish with fresh blueberries and mint, and enjoy!
- Recipe for quick and easy blueberry syrup: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/perfect-blueberry-syrup