Stunning bright reddish-purple color and fresh minty flavor this drink is a summery spin on the classic. Topped with club soda for a bit of fun fizziness, you’ll love this refreshing summer cocktail!
If you make this for a crowd, just muddle the blueberries and mint carefully in a pitcher, add the sugar, vinegar, rum and stir well. Add the ice and club soda just before serving and stir.
(* indicates my preferred ingredients – see notes for alternatives)
6 mint leaves (more for garnish)
¼ cup blueberries (more for garnish)
4 tablespoons white rum
2 tablespoons O&V Blueberry vinegar *
1 tablespoon sugar syrup (less or more to taste)
3-4 oz seltzer water or club soda
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add the blueberries and muddle again till the berries are well smashed and releasing their juices.
Add the rum, vinegar, sugar syrup and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled.
Add ice to a glass, and strain the liquid from the cocktail shaker into the glass. Top off with seltzer or club soda and garnish with blueberries and mint sprigs
Active time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes
If making this for a group, just multiply the ingredients by the number of drinks you plan to serve. Carefully muddle the blueberries and mint in a pitcher, add the sugar, vinegar, rum and stir well. Just before serving, add the ice and club soda and stir well. This version might have some pulp from muddling the berries.
* Blueberry Vinegar adds wonderful layers of berry flavor along with mild acidity and is an integral part of this recipe. You can make a blueberry shrub to use instead, just email me for the recipe for that.
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Categories: Drinks, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Cocktail, Shrub, Blueberry Vinegar, Mojito, Mint, Rum