Blueberry Mango Mojito: Guest Post by The Little Ferraro Kitchen #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

These blueberry mango mojitos are the epitome of summer! The colors are vibrant and the fruit sweet as a summer breeze. 

Blueberry Mango Mojito | Guest Post for #BoozeWeek from The Little Ferraro Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Day 1 of Booze Week. I am on staycation this week, and will be off work from August 25 to September 3. My son is flying into town, and we’re hunkering down for some much needed family time. So I invited some of my favourite bloggers to pop by with some delicious drinks for you.

Today I  have a special friend of mine kicking off the festivities. Please meet Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen to the blog today. I heart her, and know you will too!

Blueberry Mango Mojito | Guest Post for #BoozeWeek from The Little Ferraro Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi All…and Aloha! I am so thrilled to be posting on Kim’s site! I have known her through our blogs since I started a few years ago and we instantly hit it off.  A few years ago Kim guest posted on my site and made a delicious or shall we say “ono” mahi mahi with pieneapple salsa. I love her and her site because it’s genuine, hilarious, sarcastic and so creative! Plus we have a special Hawaii connection!  Aloha brings people together! J

A little about me, my name is Samantha and I blog at The Little Ferraro Kitchen. I have always been fascinated with world cuisine and different cultures, especially due to my diverse background! I grew up as a Brooklyn Jewish girl who moved to Hawaii and then married an Italian guy and moved to Southern Cali. Try and say that 5 times fast.  Ha! That means you’ll see everything from matzo ball soup to falafel to pastas on my site. It keeps things fun.

For Booze week, I wanted to make something sweet, colorful and a bit tropical. you know, just like us!  SO blueberry mango mojitos were born! I have a new summer hobby (that I hope to continue after the summer ends) of growing herbs. I can’t believe I ever thought that I had a black thumb and couldn’t grow anything but at the moment, my mint plant is going ga-ga-crazy!!  So naturally, I had to make mojitos with them…what else would you do? I really should call it my mojito plant instead of my mint plant..ha!

These blueberry mango mojitos are the epitome of summer! The colors are vibrant and the fruit sweet as a summer breeze. I made a quick mango simple syrup by pureeing mango with simple syrup and straining out the fruit so it’s super smooth. The best part is, if you don’t drink alcohol, you can totally substitute a gorgeous sparkling water instead of the rum.

Cheers! Or as we say in Herbrew, L’chaim  and Mahalo (Thank you in Hawaiian) to Kim for welcoming me to her site!

Blueberry Mango Mojito | Guest Post for #BoozeWeek from The Little Ferraro Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Blueberry Mango Mojito

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Mojito

Serving Size: Serves 1

Blueberry Mango Mojito

These blueberry mango mojitos are the epitome of summer! The colors are vibrant and the fruit sweet as a summer breeze.

Ingredients

    For the Mango Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mango, cut into chunks
  • For the Blueberry Puree:
  • ½ cup blueberries, pureed
  • For the Mojito:
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. rum
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh mango chunks
  • Sparkling water

Instructions

  • To make the mango puree, in a small pot add sugar water and mango. Cook for about 10 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and color begins to change to a pale yellow. When done, puree in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve and allow to cool to room temperature. (*Note: there will be extra mango syrup, save in a mason jar in the fridge).
  • In a tall glass, muddle a few leaves of mint, a few blueberries and 2 mango chunks until the fruit breaks down and you can smell the fresh mint.
  • Pour in 1 oz. of blueberry puree to the bottom of the glass and fill with ice. Set aside.
  • In a shaker, add 2 oz. rum and1.5 oz. of mango simple syrup and shake and pour into glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with more fresh mint, blueberries and mango pieces.

Notes

Recipe and Photo Credit to The Little Ferraro Kitchen

*(mango simple syrup will have leftovers)

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Blueberry Mango Mojito | Guest Post for #BoozeWeek from The Little Ferraro Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Thank you so much to Samantha for her beautiful guest post, and her kind words today. Samantha is my go to girl for all things Hawaiian. My hubby and I honeymooned in Hawaii eons ago, and I’ve loved the place ever since. My daughter’s name is actually Hawaiian. We’re hoping to take her to the island next year so her and her brother get to see where her name came from.

I love working with Samantha any chance I get and I am so thrilled she agreed to do this for me. I couldn’t think of anyone I’d rather have kick off Booze Week. Samantha you did me proud, I love this drink and hope I can try it one day soon.

Make sure y’all stop by Samantha’s blog, The Little Ferrraro Kitchen to get to know her. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well. I say stalk her everywhere. She will keep you inspired and happy.

Blueberry Mango Mojito | Guest Post for #BoozeWeek from The Little Ferraro Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Thank you so much to Quarry Spoon and Molecule R for donating prizes for Booze Week. Molecule R has graciously donated 2 Mixology Kits. The winners can choice from their Margarita R-evolution Kit, their Cosmo R-evolution Kit or their Mojito R-evolution Kit. Quarry Spoon has graciously donated 1 copy each of Apothecary Cocktails, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, Architecture of the Cocktail, and Shake, Stir, Pour. You can follow Quarry Spoon on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can follow Molecule R on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as well. 

Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only. Sorry to my international peeps. Winner must be 18 years of age. Winner must answer a skill testing question when contacted. Winner has 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Thanks so much for taking the time to enter. Keep in mind only the comment is mandatory. All other entries are optional.

Booze Week Giveaway: lots of great recipe inspiration and fabulous prizes. Swing on by cravingsofalunatic.com to enter!

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Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love mojitos and margaritas!

    • 2
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Both awesome.

      Are you going to IFBC Shaina? We need to catch up. I’m finally back to work. Let’s chat soon. Curious how you’re doing. xx

  2. 3
    Robin Chesser says:

    My favorite beverage is Sweet Tea, I drink it all day long, when I’m feeling a little naughty a jigger of bourbon and a sprig of mint makes me smile more!

  3. 5
    Dee Fedor says:

    Boozy! Bloody Mary.

  4. 7

    I love a classic Gimlet!

  5. 9
    Christy Spurlock says:

    I love Sweet Tea!

  6. 11
    Richard Thomas says:

    I am addicted to Mountain Dew

  7. 13

    Love the idea of booze week! Have a great time with B-Dude. Love this guest post — terrific drink. Thanks.

  8. 15

    Oh. Mah. Gaw. This is like a giveaway made in heaven!!!! Okay, this girl loves all sorts of cocktails, but one that always edges out the rest is a Cherry Basil Collins. Thanks for the chance, Kim!

    • 16

      Oh wait, you said my favorite kind of beverage? Sorry, I was all flustered at the thought of winning. Well, my favorite kind of beverage is one that is boozy, complex, and enjoyed in good company!

    • 19
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I love the sound of a Cherry Basil Drink, I wonder if I could make one sans alcohol. I now have that stuck in my head.

      I love the molecule r stuff. I have two other giveaways coming up with their products, one is an aroma kit that uses the sense of smell, it’s so cool. The other one uses molecule tools that morph food into different textures. You can take liquid and turn it into spaghetti, or beads, and I made flavoured foams. Honestly addicted to these kits now. I just need to find a few minutes to edit photos so I can get those up on the site. You gotta enter when they go up.

  9. 21

    I like margaritas and mimosas!!

  10. 23

    In general, I like wet beverages. Uh, but seriously, I like most cocktails. And wine. And beer. And … uh, water’s good, too.

    • 24
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I’m cracking up. Now you’ve thrown down the gauntlet and have to make a dry beverage. *giggles*

      It’s a bazillion degrees here so I’d likely answer anything with ice. We’re having some weird end of summer heat way.

  11. 25

    In terms of alcoholic beverages, I change favorites based on the season. In the summer I love mojitos, in the fall I adore a jack and coke, in the winter I’m into dessert-flavored martinis (anything with peppermint) and in the spring I like sangria. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. 27
    Danielle Fehring says:

    Anything that can be mixed with Pineapple or cranberry juice!

  13. 29
    Tara Chavanne says:

    Margaritas!!

  14. 31
    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I love fun flavored gin and tonics!

  15. 33

    Wine and/or beer

  16. 36
    Sharyl W. says:

    I love champagne and champagne cocktails.

  17. 38

    anything fruity, but not too sweet

  18. 40

    I love fruity margaritas!

  19. 42

    lemonade ,plain and hard

  20. 44

    My favorite is Mojito!

  21. 46

    Well, if we’re talking any drink, then it’s iced tea. But if we’re talking booze, then I love my tequila shots..!

  22. 48

    Decisions, decisions. Margaritas are always good but I think I would choose mojito.

  23. 50

    I have to say coffee as my favorite beverage since it is what I drink the most other than water. I really like a large variety of drinks though so I really don’t have a favorite.

  24. 52

    I love to try new drinks, but I especially love flavored margaritas; last month I had a prickly pear margarita and it was delicious.

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