These are great for summer on the patio, a fancy little get-together (nothing says fancy like muddled mint, right?), or even just a treat for you and your partner!
How gorgeous are these Wild Blueberry Mojitos? I am in awe. I cannot get over how pretty they are. Almost too pretty to drink. Notice I said almost.
Today I have a very special guest post. Please welcome Lisa of Je suis alimentageuse to Cravings today. Lisa is a fellow Canuck which makes me super de duper happy. I love all my fellow bloggers, but have a special affinity for my Canuck peeps.
I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa this year at a conference. She is just as hilarious and awesome in person as she is on her site, Je suis alimentageuse. I could not be more thrilled to have her here today.
So please give a warm Lunatic welcome to Lisa. You will heart her as much as I do!
Why hello Kim’s awesome readers. My name is Lisa and I’m a fellow Canadian blogger from Je suis alimentageuse. My blog is a food blog about my life and vegan food, and I’m so excited to be here today to share this awesome boozy drink with you. =)
There’s something about those big fat blueberries that taste like sad, watered down blueberry-flavour. BUT, little wild blueberries that are in season right now are nothing like their plump, diluted cousins. I love the little burst of mellow blueberry flavour as I pop one in my mouth one by one (because I’m one of those people that eats things like blueberries and French fries one at a time). Add some lime, mint, and good ol’ rum? That’s my jam.
These are great for summer on the patio, a fancy little get-together (nothing says fancy like muddled mint, right?), or even just a treat for you and your partner. I may have made this for myself on a Friday night. Don’t judge me.
And feel free to add some more blueberries to the mix. There’s nothing quite like booze-soaked fruit to make Fridays a little more fun.
Wild Blueberry Mojitos
- ¼ cup wild blueberries fresh or frozen
- 10 mint leaves + sprigs for garnish
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 ounces white rum
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 10 cubes ice
- 4 slices lime for garnish
- Lemon-lime soda to top off the drink
- Muddle mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, rum, and blueberries in a glass (or cocktail shaker) to release the oil and flavour from the mint into the lime juice and get some of the juices from the blueberries and skin.
- Divide between glasses and pour over ice. Add blueberries, mint, and lime to glasses, and top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda in each glass.
- Recipe makes two tall drinks, but can be divided among 4 short glasses (although I recommend upping the booze for extra fun).
Want to know a little bit more about Lisa? Here's a little blurb that gives you a great insight into what her blog is all about:
This recipe was developed by Lisa from Je suis alimentageuse. Lisa is the Toronto-based vegan food blogger behind Je suis alimentageuse. She blogs about food with stories about Vietnamese culture, nerdism, feminism, and her life sprinkled in on top.
Want to stalk Lisa? You totally should. Here's where to find her:
On her blog, Je suis alimentageuse, cooking up delicious treats.
On Twitter, where she tweets about her delicious treats.
On Instagram, where she shares photos of her delicious treats and lots of slice of life photos.
On Pinterest, where she shares all her delicious food, and lots of fun photos.
On Facebook, where she shares food, and slice of life fun adventures.
I would like to thank Lisa for guest posting for me today while I spend some much-needed time with my family. We're soaking it all up while we can. 10 whole days with my son home, it's all about food, fun and binge watching TV shows we need to catch up on. Life is good.
Now go stalk her blog, Je suis alimentageuse. Peek around at her Recipes, Tutorials, and get to know Lisa a little better.
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.
Toodles and smoochies! xx
Miriam @ OvertimeCook
Oh goodness. This looks amazing. Is it 5 oclock yet? Do I care? 😉
I concur. This is just the prettiest drink around.
I love a good Margarita?
Choc Chip Uru
These mojitos could really make me happy - beautiful flavour choice 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Me too. So pretty right. I just want to stare at the drink all day long.
My favorite beverage is usually one with coffee in it, but I'm also a fan of anything with mint...especially a boozed up sweet tea with mint.
Very cool choices Brandie.
Oh, and this look sooo good!
Thanks Brandie. I concur, I think Lisa really knocked this out of the park.
My favorite beverage is a vodka gimlet - started drinking them on a cruise so they always remind me of vacation.
That's so cool. I like drinks with a memory attached.
Raj @ www.ThePrimalDesire.com
I bet there are some AMAZING bevies in those books!
There sure are. I have a couple of these books, great for when we have company. I'm not a good mixer since I can't partake so it helps me to have recipes. lol
Coco in the Kitchen
Dood, this is brilliant. Mojito is my fav cocktail and my hubby makes it best.
He uses brown sugar, lime juice, Rose's lime concentrate, Persian mint and spiced rum.
I did my own thing with Amaretto and it was so yummy.
But, adding blueberries? That's pure genius.
PS-Miss ya. Can't link to your blogs @ work and by the time I get home, I'm braindead!
Okay that sounds freaking amazing. I may have to ditch my no booze rule for a day to try that.
I bet you're worn out after work, no idea how you do it all woman. One of these days we need to catch up, do a G+ hangout or something. Or you could come to a conference. That would rock.