A vibrant blue version of the classic mojito cocktail. The color comes from blue curaçao, which also adds a bit of orange flavor.
Dive into a tropical paradise no matter where you are by sipping on a blue mojito.
This eye-catching and refreshing drink combines the coolness of mint, the tanginess of lime, and the subtle sweetness of blue curaçao.
With its striking azure hue and delightful flavors, it is the perfect companion for those hot summer days on the beach or at a backyard barbecue.
- Rum – Mojitos call for light rum. You can substitute coconut or pineapple flavored rum for even more tropical flavor.
- Simple Syrup – You can use homemade simple syrup (1:1 water to sugar) or store-bought.
- Lime Juice – Be sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice. Bottled has preservatives that negatively alters the flavor.
- Blue Curaçao – This orange flavored liqueur gives the drink its blue color.
- Mint – Fresh mint is essential to any mojito.
How To Make
- Add simple syrup and mint to the bottom of a highball glass.
- Muddle together.
- Add gin, blue curaçao, and lime juice.
- Add ice & top with club soda.
- Slap the mint. Before adding the mint garnish, place it in the palm of one hand and slap it with the other. This expresses the oils and makes its more fragrant.
- No muddler? No problem! Use the end of a wooden spoon handle instead. Be sure to buy a muddler for next time.
- Don’t over muddle. You want to gently muddle and twist the mint to release the essential oils. Aggressive, over-muddling releases chlorophyll which adds undesirable flavor.
- Use the right ice. Mojitos are typically served with crushed ice, which you can use a Lewis bag to make. Pebble ice is a good substitute (I use a countertop pebble ice maker).
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5 Mint leaves, plus sprig for garnish
1/2 oz Simple syrup
1/2 oz Lime juice
1 1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
Lime wheel (optional garnish)
Add mint leaves and simple syrup to a highball glass. Muddle them together (no more than six gentle turns and presses with the muddler).
Add the lime juice, rum, and blue curaçao. Stir.
Add ice, then top off with club soda. Gently stir.
Garnish and enjoy!