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This blueberry mojito mocktail is a refreshing, summer drink. It’s made with homemade blueberry syrup from real blueberries for the most powerful blueberry flavor!
This blueberry mojito mocktail is a non alcoholic mojito variation of the classic mojito drink. For other fruity mojito mocktails, try this mango mojito mocktail, this passionfruit mojito mocktail or this strawberry mojito mocktails.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Mojito variation — If you love classic mojitos, you will love this summer berry variation.
- Homemade blueberry syrup — All of the blueberry flavor comes from a homemade blueberry syrup that is made with real blueberries.
- Refreshing — This is a light and refreshing drink that is easy to sip on on a hot summer day.
- Easy — This recipe is easy to follow and great for beginners.
- Large group — It’s easy to make a pitcher of these blueberry mojito mocktails for a large group.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Blueberries: If it is blueberry season, use fresh blueberries. You can use frozen blueberries as well. Let the blueberries partially thaw before making the syrup.
- Mint: Use fresh mint leaves only. Dried mint won’t work for this recipe. For the most authentic mojito flavor, use mojito mint leaves if you can find them.
- Lime Juice: Use freshly squeezed lime juice, rather than bottled lime juice for the freshest taste.
- Club Soda: Use club soda or sparkling water for a bit of fizz. You can also use Sprite or 7Up, but both of these will add a slightly stronger lime flavor.
- Sugar: For this simple syrup, granulated sugar works best.
- Water: Water is used to make the blueberry syrup. Use filtered water to avoid any unpleasant tastes from tap water.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Heat the blueberries, sugar and water together on a saucepan over medium heat. Stir and smash the blueberries as the syrup heats up. Continue to stir for 5 to 8 minutes until the sugar has completely dissolved. Strain out the blueberry chunks and let the syrup cool.
Step 2: Muddle the blueberry syrup, mint leaves and lime juice together.
Step 3: Top with club soda. Gently stir and serve.
What To Do With Leftover Blueberry Syrup
It is hard to make blueberry simple syrup in very small quantities. So you will be left with extra simple syrup after making these mojito mocktails.
Storage: Allow leftover syrup to completely cool to room temperature. Then store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks.
Use the blueberry syrup to make more blueberry mojito mocktails, or try one of these other recipes:
- Don’t boil the syrup. Boiling the blueberry syrup can cause too much water to evaporate, making the simple syrup too thick. The blueberry simple syrup should have the consistency of water.
- Muddle the mint gently. Use a muddler to press gently on the mint leaves. Overmuddling or tearing the mint leaves can cause the mint leaves to release a bitter flavor.
- Add in another flavor. If you are looking to make a tropical fruity mixed flavor mojito, experiment with other flavors. Try adding in a splash of pineapple or mango juice for example.
Yes. Allow the blueberries to partially thaw before beginning to make the syrup.
Yes. You can use a storebought blueberry simple syrup, but it will have a more artificial flavor than making your own.
Yes. For an alcoholic version of these mocktails, try this blueberry mojito recipe.