Skinny Blueberry Mojito Recipe

Super excited to share my Sweet’N Low Blueberry Mojito Recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SweetNLowStars. Because you know, I love sharing cool stuff with you guys. :)

A few of my favorite things…. Summertime. Drinks with friends. Swimming in the pool. Fresh fruit. Relaxing – which I get waaaay to little of. So, taking some time to create a seriously yumm-tastic new low-cal drink recipe fits perfectly into my summer. {Because, time by the pool involves a swimsuit. So, low-cal, you know? :)}

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This Skinny Blueberry Mojito is made with delicious fresh blueberries, Sweet’N Low, my fave rum, fresh mint, is low-calorie like I mentioned, and is even diabetic friendly. Perfect for summer entertaining.

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First off – ingredients. You need the basics – a clear rum, any type works. I prefer Captain Morgan, because I like my rum to be more swashbuckle-y. I like pirates :) You need some fresh ingredients – mint leaves, limes, and blueberries. {I would have picked from our garden, but this is our first year planting blueberries, and they’re not really ready yet.} Sweet’N Low packets to make it diet and diabetic friendly. Club soda. A cocktail shaker. And – not must-haves but fun: pretty striped straws, which always make me smile, to drink your concoction with. And blueberry ice cubes – check ‘em out…

Blueberry ice cubes

Simple toss a handful or three of fresh blueberries into your ice cube trays. It’s such a nice way to add a little bit of fun and fancy to your drink. Love it.

How to make a blueberry mojito

Now, get started making your drink! Add a packet of Sweet’N Low to your shaker, plus a handful of mint leaves, and a generous bunch of blueberries. Use a muddler if you have one {mine has gone missing. I think it’s cheating on me with some other kitchen. But that’s a story for another time….} If you don’t have/can’t find your muddler, just use the end of a wooden spoon. And if you’re not sure what the heck I’m even talking about, muddling means to kind of squish things up and together using the spoon. Easy peasy. Next add the juice of the limes, and the rum. Shake like crazy. Dance to the music {you don’t do stuff in the kitchen without music, right?} while you do it. #GoodTimes.

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Then, make sure to get your garnishes ready. Because those little fun extras really make a drink, right? Slice up some limes, grab some extra sprigs of mint leaves, and more blueberries. Yumm-o.

Blueberry Mojito - #Sweetnlowstars

Now you’re ready to mix up your drink. Toss a handful of the blueberry ice cubes in a glass, and top with some club soda. More will make it fizzier and less strong – less brings out more of the blueberry flavor. Start with less, and add more if needed. I like about half a glass. Then pour the blueberry/Sweet’N Low/Mint/rum mixture from the shaker on top. Add your garnishes. And then head out to the pool or patio to enjoy :) Fresh, low-cal, and perfect for summer!

Skinny Blueberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 packet of Sweet'N Low
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
  • Clear rum - a shot or two, up to you :) {I totally rhymed}
  • Lime juice, from 2 limes
  • Blueberry ice cubes
  • 10 oz {about half a glass} of club soda

Instructions

  1. Add mint, Sweet'N Low, and blueberries to a cocktail shaker. Muddle together well.
  2. Add clear rum and lime juice to shaker, shake well. Real well. Work it, girl.
  3. Put blueberry ice cubes into a glass, and top with about half a glass of club soda.
  4. Pour in the blueberry mixture from the shaker, and stir to mix.
  5. Enjoy. Then make another. Enjoy again. Repeat as desired. :)
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 A few more tips: 

  • If you want a “blue-er” drink, blend your blueberries in a food processor first. Then, instead of adding them to the shaker, and muddling them – add them in when you add the rum. You’ll get a really blue colored drink. Or, you might get a bit of a purple-y drink, since blueberries can do that. Tricky guys.
  • If you want to get crazy with a bright blue drink, add a drop of blue food coloring to each drink. You’ll get more of an electric-blue style cocktail. Which could be cool, if that fits your theme.
  • For more Sweet’N Low drink ideas, check out the recipes on their website, follow them on Facebook, or search Twitter for the #SweetNLowStars hashtag, to see what some of my awesome bloggy buddies have created. Seriously – some amazing stuff out there!
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Comments

  1. That looks gooooood! I actually have some mojito mint growing on my deck. :-)

  2. I would definitely not mind trying me one of these! I’m not the biggest fan of Captain Morgan however I don’t think I’ve tried their plain clear rum before. Plus these are just so adorable :)

  3. This is a pretty drink. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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