Earlier this summer we pulled up some chairs to sit around the bar with some friends at the Forsyth Mansion in Savannah, and I immediately noticed another guest sipping the prettiest drink. When the bartender came around asking what we’d like, everybody chuckled when I said “That!” without hesitation and pointed to her drink. I didn’t know yet what it was, but I would soon learn that it would be my new favorite drink – a blueberry mojito.
I’m not actually a big mixed drink kind of girl and usually a glass of wine is what I’ll reach for when we’re out socializing, but I’m totally digging the refreshing, sweet taste of this mojito lately.
Jamie was super sweet last week and surprised me by making a couple pit stops on his way home Friday to pick up the ingredients to make my new favorite drink at home. We’d had a busy day at his office with an FRG event and the week in general was just nutty, so cheering to the weekend with a blueberry mojito in hand while cooking a late dinner was a total treat.
Since then I’ve had fun experimenting with a few different versions of this cocktail, but I mainly just wanted to find a way to lighten it up without sacrificing any taste.
Voila! Nailed it. Introducing a lightened up blueberry mojito that will make anybody who tries it say “Oh dang, that’s good!” before rapidly taking a second sip (which is exactly what Jamie said/did after I made this and snapped these pictures a few days ago). 🙂
- ~15 blueberries
- ~6 fresh mint leaves, torn
- 1.5 oz Captain Morgan's White Rum
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp sugar alternative (we used Truvia baking blend)
- Seltzer water, to top (roughly ½ cup)
- Muddle blueberries and torn mint leaves in a glass.
- Fill glass halfway with ice.
- Stir in rum, lime juice, and sugar.
- Fill remainder of glass with seltzer water (we used a caffeine free Kroger brand kind!)
- Stir well and garnish with lime, additional blueberries, and/or mint leaves.
- Enjoy immensely!
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