Ok, maybe it’s not officially the best drink in the world, but the cocktail recipe we’re about to show you is good. Damn good. I’m talking “Is this my third glass already?!‘ kinda good. And to top it off, it looks eye-poppingly gorgeous. Whether you’re entertaining guests that need impressing, or throwing the wedding reception of a lifetime, having this mojito in your arsenal will serve you well. We call it the Kiwi Blueberry Mojito.
The basic components to this drink are (you guessed it) kiwis, blueberries and mint. If you want to extract the maximum flavour from your drink, and you have access to your local farmers market or organic produce store, we recommend you swing by there to get your basket of bleubs. They never taste juicer than when they’re fresh picked 🙂
The best part about this concoction is that with a little creativity, you can transform this drink into something completely different, yet equally refreshing. You a gin and tonic kinda gal? No problem. Switch out the rum with gin and add basil instead of mint. Want to make this a virgin? Easy peasy. Replace the rum with sparkling water or sparkling lemonade.
With a little bit of creativity, the possibilities are endless!
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6 kiwis, peeled and cut in half or quartered
4 kiwis, peeled and sliced – to be used as garnishes
6 ounces of blueberries, to be crushed
6 ounce of blueberries, to be kept whole as garnishes
¼ cup fresh lime juice, from 1-2 limes
~ ½ cup sugar, adjust to taste
4 ounce pack of mint, leaves only
1 ½ – 2 cups of sparkling water
1 to 1 ½ cups of rum, adjust based on your preference
Ice as needed
Blue and/or green sugar to decorate glass rims
- Place the cut kiwis in a small food processor with the sugar and lime juice, pulse until you have coarse puree. Mix the kiwi puree with the rum, you can start by adding the lower amount and then adjust as you prepare the drink.
- Gently crush the first 6 ounces of blueberries using a muddler.
- You can make the mojitos in pitcher or in individual glasses.
- Moisten the rims of the glasses with a slice of lime and garnish the rims with the sugar. If you can’t find blue and/or green sugar, you can use blue/green cookie sugar sprinkles.
- To make it in a pitcher, pour the kiwi puree into the pitcher, add a layer of ice, add a good amount of mint leaves and kiwi slices. Next add a few more ice cubes, and then add the crushed blueberries, some more mint leaves and whole blueberries. Top off with the sparkling water and mix gently. Taste and add more rum, sparkling water, or sugar if needed.
- To make the drink in individual glasses, follow a similar process as for the pitcher, but add a few whole blueberries at the beginning. You can also add a slice of kiwi with the blueberries at the end.