Do you love mocktails? If so, you are going to love this Non-Alcoholic Blueberry Mojito. It is the perfect combo of blueberry, mint, and lime. You won't miss the alcohol at all!
What Makes This Blueberry Mocktail So Good?
The best thing about this mocktail is the flavor. The combo of the fresh berries, mint, and lime is something I could never turn down!
It is really simple to make. After you make the simple syrup (yes, it really is simple), your work is pretty much done. It is so easy to put together. And you can make the simple syrup ahead of time, then the drink itself is easy to put together.
It is the perfect drink for sitting on the front porch and enjoying on a hot summer day. It also makes a great drink for get-togethers and parties.
- Fresh Blueberries- you can make this with frozen, but I promise it will not be as good.
- Fresh Mint Leaves- Again, this is so much better fresh then dried.
- Lime Juice- yes, you guessed it, fresh is better.
- Granulated Sugar- I use this to make the mint simple syrup, which I will explain below.
- Sparkling Water- Perrier is always my favorite, but you can use whatever you choose.
History Of The Mojito
Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito, although no one is exactly sure where in Cuba. It typically is a mix of rum, sugar, mint, and lime. This is a variation that includes blueberries and leaves out the alcohol.
Some say the idea came from South American Indian tribes when they came to port in Cuba. Others say it came from African slaves working in the sugar cane fields.
The La Bodeguita del medio, a hotel in Havana, claims the original Mojito. It is also where Ernest Hemmingway, a mojito enthusiast enjoyed his mojitos.
Wherever it came from, it is widely enjoyed throughout the world today.
In our family, we enjoy the non-alcoholic version.
How To Make The Blueberry Mojito
- Add your granulated sugar and mint leaves to a small saucepan. With the back of a spoon, smash the mint leaves into the sugar. This will release the oils from the mint leaves and spread the beautiful flavor throughout.
- Next, add in water and turn on low heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. This will only take a few minutes.
- Allow the simple syrup to cool.
- While it is cooling, add your blueberries, sugar, and lime juice to a small bowl. Smash gently to open the berries and incorporate the sugar and lime juice. Allow this to sit while the simple syrup is cooling.
- When everything is ready, let's start assembling.
- Add about ¼-1/2 cup blueberry mixture to your glass.
- Next, add the mint simple syrup.
- Then the sparkling water. Mix gently.
- Top with more fresh berries, lime slices, and mint leaves for garnish.
Why Use Simple Syrup?
I always make my flavored drinks with simple syrup. I know it takes a little extra time, but it is worth it not to have the gritty sugar in your drink.
The ratio I use is a 1:1 ratio. By this, I mean 1 part sugar to 1 part water. For this recipe, it is 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of water.
Then, simply cook until the sugar dissolves.
Can a blueberry mojito be made ahead of time?
You can make all the components to this drink ahead of time. I do think it best to combine it until you are serving. The simple syrup can be made days ahead of time. Leave it covered at room temp or in the fridge for up to 4 days. For the sweetened blueberries, I wouldn't make them more than 4-6 hours ahead of time. When you are ready to serve, simply combine.
Other Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes
- Strawberry mango agua fresca
- Pineapple strawberry agua fresca
- Vanilla pomegranate fizz
- Cranberry orange and vanilla mocktail
- Summertime virgin sangria
- Cherry limeade
- Watermelon Mocktail
Non-Alcoholic Blueberry Mojito
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup mint leaves
- 1 cup water
- 1 ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ cup lime juice
- 2 ½ cups sparkling water
- lime slices for decoration
- mint leaves for decoration
- blueberries for decoration
- In a small pan add the 1 cup granulated sugar and ½ cup mint leaves.
- Crush them with the back of a spoon until they are lightly broken up.
- Add the water to this mix, place on the stovetop over medium heat. Mix it well and heat until the sugar is dissolved. This will only take a few minutes.
- Allow the simple syrup to cool slightly.
- Add the blueberries, 1 tablespoon sugar, and lime juice to a small bowl. Mash until the berries are broken up.
- Once the simple syrup cools, start assembling.
- Add in a few tablespoons of the blueberry mixture, about ¼ cup of simple syrup, and then the sparkling water.
- Decorate with more fresh berries, sliced limes, and mint leaves.
- Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!