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Blueberry Mojito Mocktails #SundaySupper

Tis the season for fruity drinks! This Blueberry Mojito Mocktail is fresh, fruity, and perfect for spring brunches and showers!

This Blueberry Mojito Mocktail is a refreshing, summery drink that's perfect for baby showers or brunch!

When the Mr. and I go out to eat, I don’t usually order a cocktail. It’s partly because I’m cheap and the price of cocktails at fancy restaurants makes me choke, but it’s also partly because I like to save my calories for the main attraction: the food.

If I do order a cocktail, you can bet it’s going to be something fruity or frozen. I’m a sucker for a peach bellini, a frosty strawberry daiquiri, or a fuzzy navel, but if there’s any kind of berry mojito on the menu that’s going to be my pick 100% of the time.

Blueberry Mojito Mocktails from NeighborFoodBlog.com

With the weather warming up and my food blogging friends posting all sorts of gorgeous boozy berry concoctions, I’ve been feeling more than a little thirsty. Baby R and I might not be able to indulge in the boozy beverages, but that doesn’t mean I have to go without the fresh, fruity, citrus flavor of my favorite drink!

These Blueberry Mojito Mocktails took a few tries, but I’m happy to say they’re exactly what I was after. They start with a dreamy blueberry simple syrup, which is what gives this drink it’s gorgeous color. The simple syrup is muddled with lime and mint and topped off with ice and a bit of sparkling water. This drink is sweet, refreshing, and tastes like summer. And since it’s alcohol-free, it’s a great drink to bring to a baby shower or family event with the kiddos.

Blueberry Mojito Mocktail | NeighborFoodBlog.com

Speaking of family events, today the #SundaySupper team is talking all about picnics! We’re breaking out the blankets and coolers and taking our meal to the great outdoors. There’s no better way to celebrate spring than with good food and lots of sunshine. From appetizers to beverages to desserts and everything in between, these recipes were meant to be enjoyed al fresco, so pick your favorites, grab a few friends and head to the patio!

Blueberry Mojito Mocktails

Cook Time 15 minsPrep Time
Preparation 5 minsCook Time
Total Time 20 mins Total Time
Serves 1-10     adjust servings

Ingredients

    For the blueberry simple syrup

    • 1 cup blueberries
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water

    For each drink

    • 3 Tablespoons simple syrup
    • 8-10 mint leaves + sprig for garnish
    • 1/2 lime + slices for garnish
    • 4-6 Tablespoons lemon lime sparking water
    • Ice

    Instructions

    1. To make the simple syrup, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until sugar is fully dissolved. Cool completely.
    2. To make the drinks, place 3 Tablespoons of the simple syrup plus the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. I like to include some of the whole berries in the drink, but feel free to strain them out if you prefer. Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint and blueberries together in the bottom of the glass.
    3. Add the juice of ½ a lime, enough ice to fill the glass, plus the club soda to top it off. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge or slice and a sprig of mint. Stir and serve immediately.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 1020kcal Calories from fat 4
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 0g0%
    Saturated Fat 0g0%
    Sodium 51mg2%
    Carbohydrate 265g88%
    Dietary Fiber 4g16%
    Sugars 258g
    Protein 1g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

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    • Nichole C April 19, 2015, 7:17 AM

      I love making cocktails at home, but I am the same way when dining out. I’d rather save my money, and calories on the FOOD! These mock mojitos look so refreshing!

    • Tammi @ Momma's Meals April 19, 2015, 8:14 AM

      Who doesn’t love a refreshing cocktail for a picnic! Love this.

    • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen April 19, 2015, 10:38 AM

      Perfect picnic cocktail, fresh and light! When I go out, first it’s cocktails then food…we can complement each other, lol.

    • Tara April 19, 2015, 11:22 AM

      So pretty and perfectly fun for a picnic!!

    • Cindys Recipes April 19, 2015, 12:20 PM

      What a fun cocktail!

    • Food Done Light April 19, 2015, 2:07 PM

      Love that you turned one of my favorite cocktails into a mocktail

    • Liz Weber Berg April 19, 2015, 2:18 PM

      What a refreshing drink for a hot afternoon!

    • Serena Bakes April 19, 2015, 6:30 PM

      One of my favorites and perfect for a hot summer day!

    • Shaina Wizov April 19, 2015, 9:13 PM

      Yummmm! I love the color of this cocktail, so pretty!

    • Joshua Hampton April 19, 2015, 11:42 PM

      I’m crazy for anything blueberry. This mocktail looks terrific.

    • Wendy Klik April 20, 2015, 7:29 AM

      I’m glad you stuck with it. These look wonderful.

    • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie April 20, 2015, 9:54 AM

      I am very much so in the mojito mood. I’ve already made two!

    • Carrie Farias April 20, 2015, 11:29 AM

      This looks like the perfect drink to me and so refreshing!

    • Lauren Everson April 20, 2015, 12:42 PM

      Congratulations! Your mocktail looks absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to give it a try.

    • littleredkitchen April 20, 2015, 4:56 PM

      This turned out absolutely gorgeous! Definitely looks perfectly refreshing on a hot day.

    • Jennie @themessybakerblog April 21, 2015, 8:11 AM

      The mojito is my favorite! These are gorgeous. Um, I’ll be adding a swig of rum to mine 🙂

    • NaturallyStellar April 27, 2015, 10:39 PM

      Yum! I sure do miss my peach bellini’s & daiquiri’s since I became pregnant. This looks delicious!

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