A fruity, summer staple just got made over! Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito is fruity, minty and super refreshing when made with a homemade blueberry simple syrup and topped with sparkling water!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane to that one time I fell in love with mojitos!
On Wednesday, I confessed I haven’t always loved muffins (apparently that shocked quite a few of you!), but I have come to my senses and become infatuated with all things muffins! That is until I find something new to obsess over. And it doesn’t help that I am watching Donut Showdown followed by The Best Thing I Have Ever Ate on The Cooking Channel. I foresee french fry donuts in my future…sound good?! Ya, I don’t think so either…
So my latest drink fixation? Anything fresh, sparkling, fruity and with herbs! Just to rest my case further than today’s cocktail, lay eyes on a recipe preview. Just wait. It’s a good one!
Back to my courting with mojitos. While the hubs as always loved a minty refresher, it took me sometime to break down my wall. I always thought I enjoyed just tropical, fruity, calorie bomb drinks or a good ol margarita. A little Jose never hurt anyone! And something about herbs in my drink seemed strange to me. And, even weirder that I could potentially drink said leaves. Texture thing, I am more than certain.
But on our last trip to Mexico, the resort made some pretty top-notch mojitos. Full of lime, mint and just enough simple syrup that you could still taste every part of the drink and not just sugar. They were refreshing and a good change of pace from my friend, Jose.
Upon arrival at home, we have started experimenting and our new cocktail obsession was born. More than just the classic came out of happy hour. With the front-runner being this Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito. Just look at that color! The deep blue and the vibrant green just put you in a good mood while whipping them up.
To keep the calorie and sugar content down, I use the same trick I do for my strawberry lemonade – Truvia simple syrup. Less sugar and calories means more cocktails, amiright? The frozen blueberries are added to the simple syrup. They release their juices making for a fruity, lightened up base for the drink. Then how fun are bubbles? While I do love a good class of champagne, I love the addition of sparkling waters to just about any drink. I used Lime La Croix but feel free to use regular sparkling water and some juice from fresh limes. I like the addition of both, because I am full of flavor lover!
It’s Friday. It’s been a long week. Kick your feet up and cheers with your newest obsession!
- ½ cup Truvia
- 1 cup water
- 2 heaping cups frozen blueberries
- 6 ounces white rum
- Handful of mint leaves
- 2 cups sparkling water, such as La Croix
- In a small medium saucepan, add Truvia, 1 cup water add the frozen blueberries. Bring to a boil, then reduce and let cook for 10 minutes. As it cooks, mash the blueberries with a fork or spoon to breakdown. Once cooked down a bit, add contents to a blender or use a hand held blender and puree until smooth. Add to a container and let cool for a few hours, or until ready to serve. Or place in freezer for 10-15 to get cold. But don't let it freeze!
- When ready to serve, add a few mint leaves and 1½ ounces of rum to a high ball glass with ice. Add 2 ounces of the blueberry simple syrup. Top with the sparkling water and serve immediately.
- Garnish with mint and extra blueberries, if desired.
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