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These blue mojitos, made with blue curaçao, are a unique spin on the classic mojito. Bright blue, tasty and refreshing, these are the perfect cocktails to make on a hot summer day.
- The bright blue color makes this a great cocktail to serve to guests.
- The blue curaçao gives this cocktail a sweet & tart flavor with a hint of orange.
- Like other mojitos, this drink is easy to make without a cocktail shaker.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Blue Curaçao: Blue curaçao is an orange-flavored liqueur. This is what gives the mojito its blue color. Use whatever brand you are able to find. If needed, you can substitute this with triple sec and a few drops of blue food coloring.
- Rum: Classic mojitos are made with white rum. Avoid dark rum because it can overpower the other flavors in the cocktail.
- Mint Leaves: Only fresh mint leaves will work for this cocktail. Dried mint doesn’t work. There are a lot of different types of mint leaves. If you have the option, use mojito mint leaves.
- Lime Juice: Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best taste.
- Simple Syrup: Use homemade or storebought simple syrup. This adds some sweetness to the mojito.
- Club Soda: Use club soda or sparkling water. For a sweeter drink, substitute this with 7Up or Sprite.
- A muddler to muddle the mint leaves.
- A Collins glass to serve the mojito in.
- A cocktail spoon to stir the drink.
Step 1: In the bottom of a Collins glass, muddle the mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup together.
Step 2: Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the rum and blue curaçao.
Step 3: Top with club soda. Stir to combine and serve.
- How to muddle: Use the muddler to gently press down on the mint leaves, releasing their juices. Don’t grind or tear the mint leaves.
- If you don’t have a muddler: If you don’t have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon instead.
- Make your own simple syrup. Save money by making your own simple syrup. Heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup of granulated sugar on a stovetop over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves.
- Muddled Fruit: Muddle in some fresh berries for extra fruit flavor. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries all work well.
- Flavored Syrups: Experiment by replacing the regular simple syrup with a flavored simple syrup, such as this basil simple syrup, this raspberry simple syrup, this blueberry simple syrup or this thyme simple syrup.
- Citrus Flavor: For a sweeter flavor, replace the lime juice with freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice.
No. These blue mojitos have a slightly citrus orange flavor from the blue curaçao. Instead, try these blueberry mojitos.
Blue curaçao is an orange liqueur with a slightly sweet and bitter taste. It is made from the peel of a Laraha, or Curaçao orange, from the island of Curaçao.