Blueberry Mojitos are perfect for a summer happy hour! They’re super refreshing and made in a pitcher, so your guests can serve themselves. And, you can make them ahead!
You just need 20 minutes to create the most amazing cocktail for your guests—a Blueberry Mojito. They are light, fresh, fruity, and have a sparkling effervescence courtesy of club soda.
What’s in a mojito?
A traditional mojito contains white rum, limes, fresh mint, a sweetener (such as simple syrup), and club soda.
For this recipe, we’ll add blueberries to create a gorgeous purple-hued cocktail for a spin on a classic mojito.
Blueberry mojito ingredients
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If you’re using frozen blueberries, defrost them first in the refrigerator overnight.
- White rum is the alcohol of choice. Avoid dark rum as it will muddy the color of the cocktail.
- Water and sugar will create a simple syrup to sweeten the drink.
- Limes and fresh mint are the traditional flavors of a mojito.
- Club soda adds bubbles—a must for a mojito!
How to make simple syrup
Place sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, give it a stir, and then remove from the heat.
You just made simple syrup! Let it cool. Placing it in the refrigerator will speed this along.
How to make a blueberry mojito
Remove the mint leaves from the stems. Then, cut each limes into 8 wedges.
Place the mint leaves and lime wedges in a large pitcher. Use a muddler to smash the lime wedges until they release their juice. The smashing will also release the flavor of the mint.
If you don’t have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon or a meat mallet. I thought using a meat mallet was the fastest method since it has more surface area than a wooden spoon handle.
Pour in the blueberries and smash those, too. You don’t have to smash every single blueberry—some can be left whole.
Pour in the cooled simple syrup and rum. If you’re making these ahead, stop here and refrigerate the mixture for up to 4 hours.
If you’re serving them right away, pour in the club soda.
Fill 8 glasses with ice, then pour the mojito mixture over the top. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and fresh mint sprigs. Serve immediately.
Can I make a mojito without alcohol?
To make a mojito into a mocktail, replace the rum with water or club soda.
What type of mint is best for a mojito?
Use fresh spearmint or fresh peppermint to make a mojito. In the U.S., most plants sold as “mint” are either spearmint or peppermint.
What can I use to muddle limes and mint?
Traditionally, a muddler or pestle is used to muddle limes and mint for a mojito. If you don’t have either of those, use the end of a wooden spoon or even a meat mallet if you have a lot of ingredients to muddle.
Can I make mojitos ahead of time?
Yes! Follow the instructions in the recipe, and refrigerate the mixture before you add the club soda. When you’re ready to serve, pour in the club soda (otherwise, it’ll lose its fizz if you pour it in ahead of time).
Love mojitos? Don’t miss my Fresh Mango Mojito. It has instructions for both a pitcher and serving them by-the-glass.
Blueberry Mojitos (Pitcher Recipe)
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup water
- ⅔ cup fresh mint, plus more for garnish
- 4 limes (3 for the pitcher, plus one for garnish)
- 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (defrost if frozen)
- 1½ cups white rum
- 4 cups club soda (about 1 liter)
- Place the sugar and the water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stir, and then remove from the heat. Let cool completely (put it in the refrigerator to speed this along). This is the simple syrup.
- Remove the mint from the stems. Slice three of the limes into eight sections each.
- Place the mint and the lime sections into a large pitcher. Use a pestle, wooden spoon, or meat mallet to crush the mint leaves and the limes. Make sure to crush each of the lime sections until they release their juice.
- Add the blueberries and crush those, too. It doesn’t have to be perfect—some of the blueberries can still be whole.
- Pour in the rum and the simple syrup from step 1. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, stir the club soda into the pitcher. Cut the remaining lime into eight wedges.
- Place ice in each individual glass and pour the blueberry mojito mixture over the top.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and more mint. Serve immediately.