Blueberry Cherry Mojito! Channel your inner mixologist and try this refreshing and delicious Blueberry Cherry Mojito! Sweetened with fresh blueberries and cherries, this mojito is amazing and perfect for summer!
Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to Nashville to attend a Southern Baking Retreat hosted by White Lily Flour. I’ve never been to Nashville and heard what a great city it was and was so excited to go. The food, people and hospitality did not let me down. That southern hospitality definitely exists! With the ma’ams and yes ma’am and the terms of endearment like darlin’ and sugar and y’all instead of you guys. . I knew I was in Nashville, Tennessee!
On the last day, I was heading down to the elevator to check out of the hotel and the elevator door opened and I got on. Immediately, this little, old man with white hair, dressed in shorts with a pastel colored oxford button up shirt tucked in with a belt and a sweater draped over his shoulders says to me, “Well, good God Almighty! Dang gummit!!! Where are YOU headed? What floor do you need?!!!” in the thickest southern accent ever . . and he’s huffing and puffing (he was really angry you guys) . . and I looked at him and said, “Excuse me, sir?” I couldn’t believe he had just said all that to me . . it was like a scene from a movie. Then, he says to me, “Well, I’m sorry ma’am . . I have been going up and down in this elevator and this hot coffee just spilled all over my hands.” He was carrying pastries and some coffees in his hands. We get down to the lobby level and he gets off (first) and immediately goes to the front desk to complain. Not really sure what you complain about because he obviously got on the wrong elevator and that was it. The elevators were working just fine.
As he was scooting off the elevators, I see his shorts kinda riding up in the middle because maybe the shorts are too small or his thighs too big. . but it dawns on me that I had just met Beverly Leslie, the character from Will and Grace. That TV show with Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, from the late 90’s.
Does anyone remember this show? or this character?! The guy in the elevator was totally him. Southern drawl and all.
Well, I know this man was holding coffee . . but he should have been reaching for a cocktail. He certainly needed some loosening up.
It’s August and we are soaking up every last bit of summer. I don’t know about you but I still have my refrigerator packed with berries and cherries. I borrowed a muddler from my friend, Rina, and mixed up one of my favorites with a twist!
A blueberry cherry mojito! Because it’s summer and we still have a few more weeks to play and relax!
You guys, this drink is so refreshing and tasty. Who needs to go to an expensive bar and pay $11 for a mojito when you can make one at home.
And I wanted a little more of a bright flavor, so I added some of my pure lemon extract from Nielsen Massey. They make more than just vanilla and almond extracts! I have some orange blossom water, pure orange extract and some rose water which I can’t wait to play around with!
Nielsen-Massey, a family owned and operated company, has been making the finest vanilla products and flavor extracts for over 100 years. With products ranging from their classic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to fruity and floral Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract and fragrant Orange Blossom Water, Nielsen-Massey makes the perfect flavorful addition to round out any summertime drink recipe!
So, go ahead. . channel your inner mixologist and try your hand at mixing up some of your favorite drinks at home.
Here’s hoping you are also able to find some time to kick back a little and sip on something delicious this month. I hope you give this mojito a try!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries + some for garnish if desired
- ⅓ cup fresh cherries, pitted and cut in half
- 10 fresh mint leaves + more for garnish
- 3 teaspoons sugar, split
- 6 ounces white rum, split
- juice from 1 lime
- ¾ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract, split
- 6 ounces club soda, split
- Ice cubes
- lime wedges for garnish
- Divide blueberries and cherries evenly into 3 tall, sturdy glasses. Use a muddler to crush the blueberries and cherries. Add in a few mint leaves and 1 teaspoon of sugar into each glass. Use the muddler again to gently crush the mint leaves.
- Stir in 2 ounces of rum, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and about a ¼ teaspoon of the Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract evenly into each glass. Pour in the club soda and add some ice cubes. Stir, taste and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with extra blueberries, a lime wedge and some more mint if desired.
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