B.C. recipes: B.C. blueberries offer a fresh spin on mojitos
The ever-refreshing mojito gets a fruity remix in this recipe for the cocktail made with B.C. blueberries.
B.C. blueberry mojito
Yields: 1 Portion
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons frozen B.C. blueberries, divided
1/2 to 3/4 cup lemonade
one ounce light rum
half-ounce dark rum
mint sprig for garnish
lime slice for garnish
In a tall 16-ounce glass, add mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar.
Mash the ingredients with the back of a spoon or a "muddler" until fragrant.
Add 2 tablespoons of the B.C. blueberries and mash until juicy.
Fill the glass three-quarters with ice.
Add lemonade until the glass is two-thirds full.
Add splash of soda, light rum, and remaining blueberries; stir.
Slowly pour dark rum into the drink so it floats on top.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lime; serve immediately.