As we celebrate all things mint this month, a minty cocktail seemed more than appropriate! This is a play on a Mojito, probably one of the most famous minty cocktails out there. But to amp up the Spring flavors and put my own twist on it, I’ve added cucumber and blueberries to this special version, along with the High Peaks Watermelon Mint Sparkling Water and Hemp Extract. This is like a fruit salad for adults, so let’s get mixing!
Let’s start with a blueberry syrup, which is easy to make but needs to rest in the fridge overnight before using, consider yourself warned.
- ½ cup agave
- ½ cup filtered water
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
Combine the agave and water and stir until it becomes one cohesive liquid.
Muddle the blueberries, not too much, just enough to burst each one.
Combine agave syrup and blueberries, allow to sit at least 6 hours in a sealed container (overnight recommended).
Strain out blueberries, keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Minty March Mojito
- 4 ounces High Peaks Watermelon Mint
- 1 ½ ounces white rum
- ½ ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce blueberry syrup
- 4 cucumber wheels, peeled
- 3 cucumber wheels, extra thin
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 3 fresh mint sprigs
In a shaker, muddle the 4 cucumber wheels, add mint leaves, and muddle lightly.
Add ice, rum, lime juice, and blueberry syrup to the shaker, shake.
Fill a highball glass with ice, add 2 of the thin cucumber wheels to the glass for floating garnish.
Strain cocktail into highball over ice and cucumber wheels.
Top with High Peaks Watermelon Mint Sparkling Water.
Express the mint sprigs and pierce the final cucumber wheel with them, using it to hold them together before placing in drink for further garnish.
Yes, you can choose to muddle ½ cup of fresh blueberries directly in the drink instead of making the syrup. If you do choose to do that, add them to the mix with the mint as the skins of the blueberries act a lot like over-muddled mint: if you over do it, they become bitter and ruin the flavor. (And if you do this, don’t forget to add ½ ounce of agave syrup, your cocktail will need some sugar!)