Tis the season for fruity drinks! These Blueberry Mojito Mocktails are fresh, fruity, and perfect for spring brunches and showers!
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 (like these Peach Cherry Wine Slushies). 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.
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.
Simple syrup is great because it mixes well into cold drinks (unlike raw sugar), and you can add it to just about anything (desserts, cocktails, coffee, and even pancake batter…)
The simple syrup in these blueberry mojito mocktails is muddled with lime and mint and topped off with ice and a bit of sparkling water. This drink is sweet, refreshing, and other than maybe my traditional Orange Julius recipe, I can’t think of another drink that just tastes more 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.
Speaking of family events, make sure to check out some of our other great Smoothie and Drink recipes!
And if you’ve got Mojito Madness, try our Iced Mint Tea Mojitos for a smooth drink with a splash of southern charm.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the juice of 1/2 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.