Drink time! It’s Friday after all.
Wait, it’s only Wednesday?
Well I just couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you!
Mint. Lime. Blueberries.
(oh yeah rum makes an appearance too )
Plus, it’s a special day being my man’s birfday and all, so what’s a wife to do but make him his favorite drink: mojitos!
Special Day=Special Mojitos
Confession: I tried making these with agave simple syrup. yuck. I even infused it with mint. Still not good. As in not really drinkable if you were looking forward to having a smack-you-in-the-face-refreshingly-awesome-cocktail such as a mojito. But, because I can’t bare to throw it out, I’ll give it a shot with another drink.
Look at me, sacrificing time to drink cocktails all in the name of blogging. I really do love you guys.
Sometimes special means sticking to what you know best. Raw sugar was the perfect sweetener for this bad boy. Not too much, but just the right amount to counterbalance the fact that mojitos are pretty much straight up
Let’s be real though, it’s all about the mint and lime.
Blueberries were just for eye candy.
Not into blueberries? Try raspberries.
Don’t like change? Fine. Skip the fruit and just make it classic.
Mint. Lime. Rum.
Not into rum? Skip the spirits and find yourself on a glorious beach grazing in the sun with just enough wind to hold off a sweat. This is that kind of drink, spirited or not.
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Ingredients (1 drink)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 Tbsp raw sugar
- 10 mint leaves
- 1.5 oz white rum
- club soda
- 2 Tbsp berry juice made from 1 c. berries, pureed (you could juice the fruit instead, though more effort)
- berries to garnish (optional)
In a short glass add the mint, sugar and lime juice. Muddle with a muddler (or pestle or end of a wooden spoon,) try not to tear the mint leaves but to lightly bruise them with the sugar and swirl with the lime juice. Set aside.
In a magic bullet (or food processor or blender) blend the blueberries (or raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries, etc.) until smooth. This can be used for multiple drinks.
Fill the glass with ice, add the rum and 2 Tbsp of berry juice. Mix by pouring into another glass and then back to the original once or twice. Top off with club soda.
Garnish with a few berries of your choice and a sprig of mint.