Summer means all kinds of fun outdoor parties… which also means a cocktail or two (or three… we don’t judge). We believe in drinking responsibly, which not only means how much you consume but WHAT you consume. If you’re going to enjoy a summer cocktail than why not get some skin-ful ingredients in there?! We love this recipe for Blueberry Mojitos because it has… well… blueberries! These little blue fruits are packed full of health benefits. In fact, the antioxidants in blueberries protect your skin from premature aging! We always recommend adding a cup of blueberries to your breakfast, lunch, dinner… or cocktail! ;)
So go ahead and have a drink… your skin will thank you for it!
Yield: 2 mojitos
1 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
4 oz clear rum
10 fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar, divided
juice of 2 limes
6 oz club soda
In a food processor or blender, puree blueberries until smooth. Set aside.
Add mint leaves and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to muddle the mint and sugar. Add the lime juice, club soda, rum and pureed blueberries: shake vigorously.
Pour into two tall glasses, garnish with a lime wedge, extra blueberries and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
Recipe Note: If you do not feel like pureeing your blueberries, just add them to the shaker and smash them with your muddler. It’s faster, just not as pretty of an end result.
Source: The Novice Chef