Blueberry Mojito Pitcher for a Crowd
My blueberry mojito pitcher is a fun and easy summer cocktail full of fresh blueberries, mint, lime juice, rum, and simple syrup. Great for a party or a crowd.
Servings 8 drinks
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 1/2 cups blueberries, either fresh or frozen and thawed
- ~80 mint leaves
- 3/4 cup lime juice, 6-8 limes
- 2 cups rum, white or amber
- 2 1/2 cups soda water, or more as needed
Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Mash the blueberries in a bowl. Then strain them through a mesh strainer into a second bowl. Press down on the berries to get all the juice out.
Add the mint leaves to a large pitcher. Gently muddle the mint by pressing with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon and giving a twist or two.
Pour in the blueberry juice, lime juice, rum, and simple syrup. Stir. Fill the pitcher with ice.
Add the soda water. Serve the mojitos in tall, ice filled glasses. Garnish with lime wedges, fresh blueberries, and/or fresh mint leaves.
- Frozen blueberries: Note that the time on the recipe is for fresh berries. If you have frozen, take them out the night before and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. (Or on the counter for a couple of hours.)
- Simple syrup: To cool the sugar syrup more quickly, transfer it to the refrigerator. Note that it may crystallize a little. Simple syrup can be made ahead and stored for up to 3-4 weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
- Serving: Alternatively, pour the mojito base into glasses and then top each glass with soda water.
- Straws: Paper straws are stylish and biodegradable.