This blueberry mojito mocktail recipe makes a delicious nonalcoholic cocktail using fresh blueberries. It also uses lime and mint to bring out the fresh mojito flavors! Delicious on a hot afternoon or evening when you want a bubby and fizzy drink!
So I recently accidentally found myself with some fresh blueberries. And I realized I needed a good way to make the most of them.
And I also realized I've been wanting to drink more mocktails. Because sometimes you want to feel fancy, but also don't want alcohol.
Then I thought about how much mint I have growing in my garden. And how I had some limes on my counter. And sparkling water in my refrigerator.
So this virgin blueberry mojito recipe was formed!
The nice thing about this non-alcoholic blueberry mojito recipe is that no shaking is required. You do muddle up the blueberries a bit with the other ingredients, but you don't need a cocktail shaker for this.
- Fresh blueberries
- Simple syrup - find our recipe for simple syrup here!
- Sparkling water or club soda
- Tall glass - You'll want a tall glass for muddling!
- Muddler - A muddler works great to really break up the mint and blueberries. However, if you don't have one, you can use the handle part of a wooden spoon.
- Lowball glass - I like to serve these in lowball glasses. However, you can always make a double and serve it in a tall glass.
- Jigger or tablespoon measurement - A jigger helps you to measure ounces for simple syrup. If you don't have one, you can use a tablespoon measurement! Once ounce is 2 tablespoons. So if you're using half an ounce (like the recipe calls for), that's 1 tablespoon.
How sweet to make the mocktail:
I personally don't like drinks too sweet. So I only use half an ounce of simple syrup in my virgin blueberry mojito. However, if you want to increase the sweet, you can use ¾ an ounce or even 1 ounce of simple syrup!
Can you make this with alcohol?
Um, absolutely. The typical mojito is alcoholic. If you want to make a regular blueberry mojito, you'll want to add a splash of rum before you add the sparkling water.
How to make the blueberry mojito:
First, add your blueberries and mint to a tall glass or cocktail shaker.
Next, add juice from half a lime and the simple syrup and muddle until everything is juiced and combined.
Fill a glass partway with ice. Add the blueberry/lime/mint/simple sugar mixture and then top with sparkling water. Stir well to combine. Top with more blueberries, lime slices, and fresh mint, if desired.
Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
- 8 blueberries plus more for garnish
- 6 mint leaves plus more for garnish
- ½ lime
- ½ oz simple syrup
- club soda or sparkling water
- Into a tall glass or cocktail shaker, add the blueberries and mint.
- Squeeze ½ a lime into the glass. Add the simple syrup.
- With a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon, squish and muddle the mixture so the blueberries are smashed and incorporated into the liquid.
- Add ice to a lowball glass and pour the blueberry mixture over the ice.
- Top with sparking water and stir well to combine.
- Add more blueberries, slices of lime, and fresh mint if desired to top the drink.