Summer officially begins next week (yay!). Looking for a drink to make on the longest day of the year? You should definitely give this blueberry mojito a try. The blueberries and lemonade add a fresh twist to the classic mojito, and this version is just as good without the rum.
What makes this drink even better is the presentation. Serve it up in a clear glass, to showcase the muddled California Giant blueberries and mint. Top it off with a big sprig of mint, sliced limes, and a handful of our gorgeous blueberries.
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons fresh California Giant blueberries (plus more for garnish)
½ to ¾ cup lemonade
Splash of club soda
1 ounce light rum
½ ounce dark rum
Mint sprig for garnish
Lime slice for garnish
In a tall 16-ounce glass, add mint leaves, lime juice and sugar.
Mash the ingredients with the back of a spoon or a “muddler” until fragrant.
Add 2 tablespoons of the blueberries and mash until juicy.
Fill the glass three-quarters with ice.
Add lemonade until the glass is two-thirds full.
Add splash of soda, light rum and remaining blueberries, stir.
Slowly pour dark rum into the drink so it floats on top.
Garnish with a sprig of mint, slice of lime, and a handful of blueberries.