This blueberry bourbon mojito cocktail recipe is one that you’re going to want to try! Gloria loves creating cocktail recipes and she puts her own twist on some old favorites, too.
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Mojitos have long been one of my favorite cocktails. While they are usually made with rum, Gloria switched that up and used bourbon for this cocktail.Jump to Recipe
Blueberry and Mint Mojito
Last year, Gloria planned to make mojitos for my birthday. She thought she would buy a small package of fresh mint at the grocery store. The store was out of those, but they did have small mint plants. She decided to buy one of those and that turned out to be a great idea.
The plant has thrived and she has an ample amount of mint leaves to use for cocktails and other recipes.
Making blueberry and mint mojitos is easy, but it does involve a few steps.
Steps for Making Blueberry and Mint Mojitos
- Muddle blueberries and mint
- Strain into a cup
- Muddle again
- Strain a second time
- Add bourbon, simple syrup, and ice to cup
- Mix and serve
- If you prefer a lighter drink, top with sparkling water.
Pull about 10 mint leaves from the plant and gently rinse them.
Rinse blueberries and gather the ingredients. Do you make your own simple syrup? It’s easy and you can control just how sweet it is.
Make your own simple syrup with equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the blueberries and mint leaves to a cup and muddle them.
Drain the juice into a glass and continue to muddle the berries and mint. Drain again.
Add bourbon and simple syrup to your preferred taste and stir. Add ice. Top with a splash of sparkling water if desired. Gloria prefers the cocktail without the added water, but if you don’t want the drink to be quite as strong, add just a little.
Prepare two low ball glasses with a garnish of a mint leaf and two blueberries on a cocktail skewer.
Garnishes always take the look of a cocktail up a notch, don’t you think? I love these cocktail skewers. Gloria and I both had sets of them.
Place the garnish atop the glass and serve.
When I hear mojito, I always assume the cocktail is going to be made with rum, but it’s fun to experiment with various flavor combinations like this.Enjoy a blueberry bourbon cocktail this weekend! Try out twist on a traditional rum mojito. #bourboncocktail #cocktail #makersmark #blueberrycocktail Click To Tweet
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Blueberry Bourbon Cocktail
Printable Recipe for Blueberry Bourbon Cocktail
Blueberry Bourbon Mojito
A delicious blend of blueberries, mint, and bourbon
- 10 Mint Leaves
- 1 Cup Blueberries
- 2 Shots Bourbon
- Splash Sparkling Water (Optional)
- Simple Syrup (To Taste)
Gently rinse mint leaves and blueberries.
Add mint and berries to a cup.
Muddle until about half of the juice has been released.
Drain the juice into a large glass.
Continue to muddle until all of the juice has been released.
Drain juice into glass.
Add bourbon, simple syrup, and ice to glass.
Stir. If desired top with a splash of sparkling water and stir again.
Pour cocktail into two low ball glasses and serve.
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