Try this seasonal craft cocktail twist on the traditional mojito recipe. This one combines blueberries and basil with lime juice and rum. Fresh flavors with a kick!
Last month cherries were in season, and this month we’re picking blueberries and harvesting fresh herbs from the garden for a craft mojito recipe.
You can only make so many batches of blueberry muffins and so much pesto. So why not mix up a fresh craft cocktail featuring the two seasonal flavors?
The first time I saw blueberries and basil together in a glass, I wasn’t sure what to think about the combo. But I decided to trust the bartender and give it a swig.
Make it a double!
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With its combination of blueberries, basil, lime and rum, this cocktail is packed with fresh flavors with a kick. It has just a hint of sweet (thanks to the addition of a single packet of Sweet’N Low® zero-calorie sweetener.) Normally, a mojito recipe would call for the use of simple syrup, and you can make this cocktail that way. But by using a no-calorie sweetener instead, you can cut out quite a few calories and still enjoy the sweetness of this cocktail.
I’d serve this cocktail at brunch or outside a hot summer day — anytime you’re looking for a light and refreshing mixed drink. It’s the perfect deck or porch cocktail.
Let’s make one.
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- 1½ ounces light rum
- 1 packet Sweet'N Low®
- 4-6 basil leaves plus more for garnish
- 6-8 blueberries plus more for garnish
- 1 lime plus more for garnish
- club soda
Rub the rim and inside of an old-fashioned glass with basil leaves.
Drop them into the bottom of the glass.
Slice lime into four wedges and put them in the bottom of the glass.
Toss in the blueberries and Sweet'N Low®. Muddle the lime, blueberries, basil and sweetener together to release the fruit juices and blend the flavors.
Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour rum over ice and top with club soda. Stir to combine.
Garnish with additional lime slices, blueberries and basil
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