Why Is The Rum Always Gone?!

August 16, 2017

Blueberry Mojitos with Lavender Syrup

Happy #NationalRumDay! We have another delicious recipe we found on Pinterest from How Sweet Eats for you. We love a good lavender cocktail so it’s no wonder we wanted to try this one and share it with you.

1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 1/2 ounces of lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
a handful of fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 ounce of white rum
1 1/2 ounces of club soda
the juice of one lime
lavender simple syrup

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender
2 sprigs fresh lavender

Place the blueberries in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water. Heat over medium-low heat until the berries burst and become liquidy. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until pureed and smooth. You can strain this mixture through a fine mesh sieve if desired, but I don’t mind any little flecks of blueberry.

Add 2 tablespoons of the blueberry puree in the bottom of the glass. Add the lavender syrup and stir. Add the fresh mint leaves and muddle them in the bottom of the glass. Add ice to the glass, and pour rum, soda and lime juice. Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve with an additional sprig of mint.

lavender simple syrup

Place the sugar, water and lavender in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves, bringing the mixture to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and set the saucepan aside. Let it cool completely. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender. Store in a sealed container in the fridge!