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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.
For other mojito recipes, try this chocolate mojito, this strawberry mojito, this gin mojito and these blueberry mojitos.
For other cocktails that use blue curaçao, try this blue hurricane drink or this blue kamikaze shot.
- 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.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Diet: Vegetarian
These blue mojitos, made with blue curaçao, are a unique spin on the classic mojito. Bright blue, tasty & refreshing.
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 oz lime juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz blue curaçao
- 3-4 oz club soda
- In a Collins glass, muddle the mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup together.
- Fill the glass with ice. Then pour in the rum and blue curaçao.
- Top with the club soda and stir to combine. Optionally, garnish with fresh mint leaves or a lime slice. Serve immediately.
- How to 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.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Mixed
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 180
- Sugar: 14.9g
- Sodium: 2.3g
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: mojito recipe, summer cocktails
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