HOMEMADE MIXED BERRY MOJITO

 

My husband and I are currently in serious saving mode. The Caribbean is fast approaching; so most weekends we are trying our hardest to stay in and save some money. As we were trying to figure out what film to watch and what to have for dinner, I suddenly had the urge for a cocktail or some sort. Instead of caving in and heading out, I had a look in our cupboards to see if there was anything I could use to make something tasty at home.

We had enough to make a mojito, which, although are nice, can be a little too tart at times. So I thought I would try and new spin on a lime mojito and use some of the berries we had in the fridge to make a sweeter mojito.

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Makes approx 4 – 8 glasses depending on how much you serve up

  • 1 cup of freshly washed blueberries
  • 1 cup of fresh berry juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Juice of 5 small limes
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves (stems removed)
  • 1 cup of Ron Santiago de Cuba Carta Blanca
  • 1 cups of soda water
  • 1 1/2 cup of crushed ice

I started by placing the sugar and water into a small saucepan. Over a medium, I stirred with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolved. To cool the sugar water down, I popped it into the freezer and started prepping the mojito.

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I placed the blueberries, fresh berry juice, lime juice, mint and rum into a large sauce pan and pulsed the mix with a blender until it looked nicely mixed. I added the sugar water to the large saucepan and blended/pulsed again. I also did the same with the soda water.

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For the glasses, I moistened the rim of the glass with lime juice. I then poured out some extra sugar on to a plate and dipped the rim of the glass into the sugar so it would stick. I then added some crushed up ice to the glass and poured in my mojito ready to serve.

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I was super impressed with the result of this cocktail. Mixing the berries, mint and Ron Santiago de Cuba Carta Blanca rum resulted in a light, not too sweet, refreshing cocktail that would be amazing for a summer party.