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 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 petit wild organic blueberries into the ice tray along with water and popping it into the freezer.

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… or 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 happened to stop 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!

What you’ll need to make your own…

* Watermelon
* Cherry tomatoes, cut
* Feta cheese

Stir… Enjoy!

Now, let’s get back to the drinking!

 
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Oh LeRoy…


Happy Summer!

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19 Comments

  • Tinacious Me

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    this looks so yummy and fun to make! :D
    ~ http://www.Tinacious.Me ~

  • Diane

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    omg that mojito looks FABULOUS! i gotta make it! thanks for the recipe :)

  • BRIGHTLIGHTS

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    Looks delicious!

  • Maria @ GLD

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mmm! Yummy! I love mojitos so I definitely have to try this blueberry one! Great pictures!

  • thankfifi

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    ah leroy! even the outside of the glass is delicious ;)
    these look and I bet taste amazing

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Mawiyah

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    That looks so good – I don’t even drink – but I may have to try that one…

  • Kat

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    Haha Leroy! So cute! I guess it doesn’t hurt to try to get a taste, right? Favorite photo so far! ;)

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

  • el_martina

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    that’s great idea!!!! your pictures are amazing!

  • Mel @ MySalonTools

    June 28, 2012 | Reply

    Looks scrumptious! {ps. that dress you’re wearing is amazing!}

  • Anonymous

    June 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yummy and colorful, too!

  • Amy

    June 29, 2012 | Reply

    Look delicious and yummy!

    Amy

    http://www.LeopardandLillies.com

  • freeteyme

    June 29, 2012 | Reply

    I am so making that mojito! Glad you’re enjoying summer =))

  • Loulou

    June 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, an excellent two-fer! Both the drinks and the salad sound excellent and are things I am going to try for sure. I have everything to make the drinks already so they will be on the menu this weekend!

    Loulou

  • Millie Cotton

    June 29, 2012 | Reply

    Your photos are simply stunning. The drink looks delicious too. Enjoy your Summer.

  • bubblycaviar.com

    June 29, 2012 | Reply

    you are too cute! this drink is right up my alley, thanks:)

  • Visceral Maze

    June 30, 2012 | Reply

    looks delicious

  • martin mojito fan

    June 30, 2012 | Reply

    hello, thanks for this original mojito variant, I will give it a try and maybe post a review of my blog ( http://www.my-mojito-recipes.com ), mentioning your post :) the snack with feta also looks amazing :p

  • Holly

    July 1, 2012 | Reply

    the prettiest styling and photography!!!

  • Melissa Sayoc

    July 3, 2012 | Reply

    wow!! i do love this! and definitely will try!

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