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Blueberry Mojito Mocktail with Fresh Lime

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This fresh, homemade virgin blueberry mojito mocktail recipe is the perfect summer escape for when you want to unwind without the booze. Lightly sweetened with homemade simple syrup and jazzed up with real blueberries, fresh mint, and tasty lime, this drink will certainly hit the spot in the best way possible!

This is a blueberry mojito mocktail sitting on a wooden ledge with a yard in the background.

I love a glass of Pinot Noir with dinner or an ice-cold IPA. While I’m not usually a fan of fruity drinks, mojitos are the exception because they are lightly sweetened with a touch of sour. They are a fun treat to switch it up on a hot afternoon in the summer.

I’m not a huge drinker by any means, but it’s no secret that for many years, I have enjoyed winding down at the end of a long day by having a small drink with my husband. This evening relaxation time became a ritual that I looked forward to, which is one reason why this habit has been one that I haven’t been all that interested in improving until now.

A few months ago, I realized that it was time for me to nix this habit. I still have no qualms about having a drink on the weekends, but I knew that I needed to stop enjoying alcohol daily.

While one drink a day was unlikely to cause significant issues, recent studies show that there isn’t any benefit to moderate drinking like what was once believed

That means my little nightly habit offered no benefits and only had potential downsides with some empty calories.

Making Magical Mocktails

Every time I’ve tried to get into mocktails in the past, I’ve always been disappointed. Most mocktail recipes I’ve been able to find are nothing better than some jazzed-up seltzer.

For a mocktail to hit the spot for me, it needs to feel like a special treat that I wouldn’t pour for myself at 11 am. If it was just a can of La Croix with a little lime juice and sugar, that doesn’t cut it because I could & would drink that any time of day.

That’s why I am SO excited about this recipe! I took lots of time to try different ideas to create an amazing recipe that tastes great but also tastes like it is meant for a special occasion.

This is a tall glass of a blueberry mojito mocktail with a marble background and mint leaf garnish.

Ingredients

For this mojito mocktail, we start with the ingredients for classic mojitos:

  • Lime & Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Simple Syrup
  • Seltzer Water or Club Soda

The ingredients above are needed for any drink to resemble a traditional mojito, but I add a few of my own twists to make this drink incredible:

  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Non-Alcoholic Coconut Rum Substitute

For your drink to feel like an actual cocktail, I think having an ingredient specifically to replace the alcohol is important. 

Most mocktail recipes call for you to leave it out, but that changes the flavor profile of the drink too much. For me, it’s important to replace the deliciously bitter complexities of alcohol if this mocktail thing is going to stick.

Most of the non-alcoholic rums I found were spiced rums which I didn’t want for my virgin mojitos. Eventually, after much searching, I found a bottle of Beckett’s 27 non-alcoholic coconut rum at Total Wine for a really reasonable price!

This was PERFECT for my mojito mocktails! It is also only 5 calories per serving making it great for a skinny mojito. I was happy enough with this brand, but you can use whatever brand of N/A rum you’d like.

As for equipment, you’ll need a tall cocktail class and a muddler (or use the back of a wooden spoon handle).

These are the ingredients needed to make a blueberry mojito mocktail as listed in the recipe card.

Making Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is very easy to make. Take 1 cup of organic cane sugar and one cup of water. Mix together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute, stirring to make sure the sugar is all dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.

Store in a glass mason jar in the fridge for up to one month. You can use this to make so many delicious drinks, including this virgin blueberry mojito.

How to Make this Blueberry Mojito Mocktail

This is a simple mocktail to throw together!

  1. Layer the fresh blueberries, mint, and lime slices in a tall cocktail glass. Pour the simple syrup over the top.
  2. Use your muddler or the back end of a wooden spoon to gently mash the blueberries, mint leaves, and lime to release the juices and infuse the oils from the mint.
  3. Add the lime juice followed by two ounces of your non-alcoholic rum replacement of choice. I like using a food scale for accuracy, but you can also use a measuring cup. 2 ounces is close to 1/4 cup.
  4. Add the desired amount of ice cubes, and then top the glass up with sparkling water. Stir the drink to evenly incorporate all of the flavors together. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprigs if desired.
This is a photo collage showing layering the blueberries, lime, mint, muddling them, adding the NA rum, and ice and seltzer.

That’s it! This delicious drink is super easy to make.

Because of the blueberries, it can be hard to drink with a straw, but the fruity flavor they add is incredible, so it’s worth it. Just sip from the glass if you need to.

Variations and Substitutions

Try this recipe with blackberries, strawberries, peaches, or watermelon! Any juicy fruit would be incredible.

You can use any N/A replacement of your choice. If you can’t find a white rum replacement, I would look for an N/A vodka replacement instead.

You can also use any flavor of seltzer water you prefer.

Nutrition Info

The nutrition info is an estimate based on my chosen ingredients as calculated by my macro-tracking app:

  • Calories: 91
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Carbs: 23.4 grams

Other Mocktail Recipes

This cranberry Yule Mule mocktail is another delicious favorite!

Make This Blueberry Mojito Mocktail Today!

You’re going to love unwinding with this beautiful drink in the summer heat. This virgin blueberry mocktail recipe is a refreshing drink perfect for family-friendly events! If you give it a try, let me know how it goes in the comments! I do my best to reply to every person. 🙂

This is a tall glass of a blueberry mojito mocktail with a marble background and mint leaf garnish.
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5 from 1 vote

Blueberry Mojito Mocktail

This fresh & fruity blueberry mojito mocktail is the perfect drink to unwind on a hot summer evening when you don't want the booze.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bluberry mocktail, virgin mojito
Servings: 1
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Holly Lee
Cost: $2

Equipment

  • wooden muddler or back of a wooden spoon
  • tall cocktail glass

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 5-6 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup see notes to make your own
  • 2 ounces non-alcoholic rum replacement
  • 1 ounce lime juice about half a large lime, juiced (2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 lime sliced (the portion leftover from juicing)
  • seltzer/sparkling water
  • crushed ice

Instructions

  • Prepare the lime by cutting it in half and squeezing the juice from one half into a small bowl or cup (need about 1 ounce of juice). Set the juice aside, then slice the other half of the lime into slices.
  • Add the blueberries, mint leaves, and lime slices to a tall cocktail glass in layers. Pour the simple syrup over top, then use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to mash everything together for about 30 seconds to release the juices and oils.
  • Pour the lime juice in the glass, followed by the non-alcoholic rum replacement.
  • Add the desired amount of crushed ice, then top off with a splash of sparkling water. Stir to get everything evenly incorporated. Enjoy!

Video

YouTube video

Notes

You can easily make your own simple syrup. Bring 1 cup water and 1 cup organic cane sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Boil for 1 minute until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. Store the simply syrup in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Try this with other fruits, like blackberries or strawberries!
Use any non-alcoholic rum replacement you’d like. I used Beckett’s 27 NA coconut rum.

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this—really just as good as a regular mojito! Thanks for the rec on the NA rum, I haven’t tried one before

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