The perfect summer cocktail should be light, crisp, refreshing, and cold. That's why mojitos are the ideal warm-weather drink — the combination of fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, rum and soda water, served over ice, hits all the right notes.
This variation on the classic mojito recipe incorporates blueberries and basil. The slightly sweet and floral flavors of these ingredients balance out the tartness of the lime and add complexity to the overall taste. Plus, the brilliant hue that the blueberries contribute makes for a beautiful and festive purple-colored cocktail. ¡Salud!
- 8 blueberries
- 8 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz. rum
- 2 Blueberry Lemon Basil Mixicles cubes
- Club Soda
How to Mix: Muddle the blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a shaker. Add the rum and Blueberry Lemon Basil cubes. Shake until combined and frothy. Pour into a tall, ice-filled glass and and top it up with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.
Jen Morales is the co-founder of Cincinnati-based Mixicles, an all-natural, frozen, non-alcoholic botanical mixer that can be popped into any liquor, wine, champagne, etc for an instant cocktail. They can even used as a natural foundation for distinctive zero-proof drinks and smoothies. Learn more at www.mixicles.com.