Looking for a refreshing and fun cocktail to sip by the pool with your friends this summer? Try making a pitcher of these yummy Blueberry Kiwi Mojitos for a unique twist to this classic minty drink. They are simple to make, look gorgeous, and taste even better!
Blueberry Kiwi Mojitos
(Adapted from Laylita.com)
11.5 oz. container fresh Blueberries – reserve half to be crushed & half for garnish
5 Kiwis, peeled
1 Kiwi, sliced for garnish
juice from 2 Limes
1 and 1/4 cups light Rum
2 cups sparkling water
1/2 cup sugar
handful of Mint Leaves
blue sugar for rim (optional)*
ice cubes – a few in each glass or 2 handfuls in a pitcher
Place five kiwis in a food processor or high powered blender with sugar, lime juice, and rum. Blend until you have a chunky puree. Crush half of your blueberries with a muddler or potato masher. Moisten rims of glasses with water or a lime and sugar the rims, if desired,
In a large pitcher or individual glasses, layer kiwi puree, a few ice cubes, mint leaves, crushed blueberries, sparkling water, and top with whole blueberries and sliced kiwi. There really is no wrong way to layer this – I ended up just mixing it all around in the pitcher before drinking anyways. Makes 6-8 servings.
I made these over the 4th of July weekend and they were a big hit! If you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, leave out the rum and use lemonade or more sparkling water. Enjoy!