Blueberry Mojito

LAST UPDATED: May 07, 2021 | PUBLISHED: May 06, 2021 | By:

A blueberry mojito is the freshest, most festive way to enjoy a summertime sip on your patio. No matter the occasion, this is an easy, gorgeous cocktail in a lively pink hue you’re going to love.

When you combine the tart, juicy flavor of fresh summer blueberries with tart lime, cool mint and rum, it’s a mojito infused with even more fruit to love!

Whether you’re making one blueberry mojito to enjoy for yourself, or a pitcher to serve a crowd, this cocktail is one to treasure.

A fresh blueberry mojito garnished with mint, lime and blueberries on a marble surface.

When it comes to a classic mojito and all the incredible flavors beyond, there are a few tips and tricks to make them stand out from the crowd and I’m thrilled to share with you. You’ll learn about an easy simple syrup, muddling (without a muddler) and the best rum to take them to the next level!

I love blueberries all year long, but there’s just something about them in the summer. They just speak to farm-fresh goodness, and all the things we enjoy in the summer.

With that in mind, I’ve created a blueberry mojito that is full of juicy goodness. Make these one by one for the ultimate fresh cocktail, try them frozen in a frothy concoction, or a pitcher to enjoy with friends and neighbors.

This blueberry mojito is an excellent way to entertain friends this summer! Let’s whip up a cocktail (or eight!) this weekend.

A fresh blueberry mojito garnished with mint, lime and blueberries on a marble surface.

Why You’ll Love this Cocktail

  • Farm-fresh goodness
  • Full of juicy fruit and bold color
  • Easy to make in a glass or pitcher
  • A perfect summer cocktail

A mojito is so perfect for parties! In fact, you can learn how to set up a DIY Mojito Bar featuring the Best Rum for Mojitos that will the hit of your next gathering – don’t miss it!

Blueberry Mojito Ingredients

  • Blueberries – Fresh, not frozen. Frozen will work if you’re making a frozen version of this cocktail, though – see my tips for that below!
  • Limes – Fresh will give you the brightest citrus flavor.
  • Mint – Any kind of mint will do, but spearmint is always a favorite. Or your local garden store may carry a variety called “mojito mint” – always a fun addition!
  • Sweetener – Mojitos need sweetness to balance the limes. Use a simple syrup, white granulated sugar, raw sugar, or sugar cubes.
  • White Rum – Aka blanco rum, silver rum, and light rum, or try a coconut rum as noted below. You can learn more about the best rum for mojitos here!
  • Soda Water – Club soda or sparkling water adds a little bubbly to this refreshing cocktail.
Ingredients for a blueberry mojito cocktail on a marble surface.

Variations

  • Make Skinny – Substitute diet lemon lime soda for simple syrup and club soda to reduce calories.
  • Make it a Virgin Mojito – simply eliminate the rum from this recipe for a drink anyone can enjoy!
  • Different liquor – Yes, you can make a mojito with anything! Try it with vodka, gin or tequila instead of rum.
  • Make a Mojito Float – Simply add a scoop of Lime Sorbet to your cocktail for the ultimate cocktail + dessert combo!

Tools

  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker or Stirrer

How to Make a Blueberry Mojito in Four Easy Steps

  1. Muddle – Combine blueberries, limes, mint, and sugar or simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices and flavors. Looking inside a copper cocktail shaker, filled with muddled limes, mint and blueberries
  2. Strain – Strain over a cocktail glass. A clear glass on a marble surface, filled with a little pink liquid at the bottom.
  3. Pour – Add rum, ice, and soda water. Stir. A clear glass with a blueberry mojito cocktail before mixing.
  4. Garnish – To serve, garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs.

Serving Suggestions

  • Rim Glasses – Run a lime wedge along the rim of your glass. To line the glass, dip the edge in a plate filled with white granulated sugar.
  • Garnish – A slice of lime and sprig of mint to garnish makes this cocktail pretty and delicious!

Tips

  • Use Fresh Mint – It makes such a difference to the flavor and fragrance! You can find it at your local grocer or better yet, why not grow your own? Learn how to create an indoor hanging herb garden.
  • Use Fresh Limes – For the best possible flavor, you’ve got to use fresh limes! Their natural acidity balances out the fruit and sweeteners perfectly.
  • For Deeper Color – Use more blueberries for a deeper pink or even purple tint to your cocktail.
  • Balance – Experiment with the amount of mint, lime, fruit, rum and sweetener until your mojito is the perfect mix for you.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

A fresh blueberry mojito garnished with mint, lime and blueberries on a marble surface.

Shortcuts

  • Make a simple syrup ahead so it’s ready to go when you need it. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a month! You can also use store-bought simple syrup or white granulated sugar to save time.
  • Try a juicer attachment for your KitchenAid stand mixer if you tend to squeeze a lot of lemons and limes like we do!

Frequently Asked Questions

What alcohol is best for mojitos?

Generally speaking, a white (blanco) rum is considered best for mojitos, with a mild, sweet flavor that allows the flavors of the mint and lime to shine.

However, you can experiment with other types of liquor, too! Try a vodka mojito, a gin mojito, or even a tequila mojito for a unique twist.

Are mojitos healthy?

Coming in at under 200 calories, blueberry mojitos are full of Vitamin C because they are full of fresh squeezed lime juice! Fresh mint is also known to be a great source of Vitamin A.

Of course, all things in moderation. Mojitos do have quite a bit of sugar, so if you’re watching your carbs or calories, you’ll want to make a skinny version!

Hungry for more easy recipes? Sign up for my free recipe club and have amazing recipes delivered directly to your inbox each week!

More Easy Mojito Recipes

How to Make a Pitcher (Serves 8)

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups mint leaves, loosely packed (reserve several for garnish)
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 4 limes, quartered into wedges
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1½ cups white rum
  • 4 cups club soda or sparkling water

Make it Frozen

  1. Muddle – Muddle your lime and mint.
  2. Purée – Blend blueberries and ice in food processor. Fresh berries are great but frozen will work beautifully here!
  3. Combine – Add rum, simple syrup or sugar, club soda, and blueberry / ice purée.
  4. Add Ice – If you want it slushier, blend more ice and add in.
  5. Garnish – Garnish with lime wedge, more blueberries and sprig of mint.
A fresh blueberry mojito recipe garnished with mint, lime and blueberries on a marble surface.

Want more? Receive the best ideas directly to your inbox and connect on YoutubeInstagramFacebook, and Pinterest!

More Cocktail Recipes

A fresh blueberry mojito garnished with mint, lime and blueberries on a marble surface.

Blueberry Mojito

Author: Julie Blanner
A blueberry mojito is the freshest, most festive way to enjoy a summertime sip on your patio. No matter the occasion, this is an easy, gorgeous cocktail in a lively pink hue you're going to love.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Blueberries fresh or frozen, plus more for garnish
  • 10 leaves Mint fresh
  • 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons Lime Juice or ½ Lime Quartered into Wedges
  • 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup or 2 teaspoons White Granulated or Raw Sugar
  • 1 ½ ounces White Rum
  • ½ cup Club Soda

Instructions
 

  • Combine blueberries, limes, mint, and sugar or simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices and flavors.
  • Strain over a cocktail glass.
  • Add rum, ice, and soda water. Stir.
  • To serve, garnish with lime wedges, more blueberries and mint sprigs.

Notes

Fresh is Best

  • Use Fresh Limes and Mint – For the best possible flavor, fresh is worth the effort.
  • For Deeper Color – Use more blueberries for a deeper pink or even purple tint to your cocktail.

For a Pitcher to Serve 8: 

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries + more for garnish
  • 2 cups mint leaves, loosely packed (reserve several for garnish)
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 4 limes, quartered into wedges
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1½ cups white rum
  • 4 cups club soda or sparkling water

Nutrition

Calories:189kcalCarbohydrates:25gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:43mgPotassium:61mgFiber:1gSugar:22gVitamin A:41IUVitamin C:9mgCalcium:21mgIron:1mg
5 from 2 votes
Did you Make This Recipe?Mention @JulieBlanner
Disclosure