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Perfect for a breezy spring day, this fair cocktail is a refreshing spin on the classic mojito. White tea makes an appearance to supply a subtle but substantial addition that rounds out this reviving brew. The blueberries coupled with the white tea also refine this drink so it’s as smooth as can be making it superb for sipping out on the porch, at brunch, or for a backyard picnic!
WHITE BLUEBERRY MOJITO
Makes 2 glasses // Prep Time: 10 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags white tea
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tsp sugar
- The juice of 2 limes
- 4 oz white rum
- 6 oz club soda
- Ice cubes
Heat water to around 175°F and steep tea for 1-3 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and set aside to cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes), you can also put ice cubes in your tea to help it cool down faster!
There are a couple of ways to go about making this beautiful blue mojito - 1) purée the blueberries in a blender or food processor or 2) muddle them with the sugar and mint leaves. So, if you want to purée the blueberries, put the blueberries in blender with a small handful of ice cubes, blend until smooth, and then set aside for now. Otherwise, add the blueberries, mint leaves, and sugar to a cocktail shaker and muddle with a muddler or end of a wooden spoon.
Next, add in the lime juice, rum, and blueberries (if you puréed them) to the cocktail shaker and shake well (for 15-20 seconds). Prepare two cocktail classes with ice cubes and divide the white tea and club soda evenly between the glasses. Pour in the rum mixture from the cocktail shaker evenly, stir gently, and garnish with extra blueberries, mint leaves, or lime wedges. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from The Novice Chef