A summer afternoon poolside or Friday evening sunset calls for this refreshing Blueberry Basil Mojito. I first experienced this cocktail at one of my favorite downtown Manchester restaurants Cotton. (See my Cotton post here.) So beautiful and tasty, slightly sweet and so refreshing. I knew I’d order it again. Months later, Jon and I went out to celebrate the Through Her Looking Glass launch. Guess what I ordered?
You bet, this very Blueberry Basil Mojito.
Whether relaxing on the patio or poolside, this cocktail doesn’t disappoint. The recipe is adapted from the Cotton Restaurant cocktail recipe and uses original Cold River Blueberry Vodka from Maine Distilleries in Freeport.
Muddle fresh basil, lemon and granulated sugar. Add ice, Cold River Blueberry Vodka and Cointreau. Top off with soda water. Stir to mix. Garnish with fresh fruit skewers and a festive straw.
Blueberry Basil Mojito
- 2 sprigs fresh basil
- 2 lemon wedges
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 ounces Cold River Blueberry Vodka
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 2 ounces soda water
- fresh blueberries for garnish
- In a 10 ounce glass, muddle 1 sprig basil, 1 lemon wedge, and granulated sugar.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add the Cold River Blueberry Vodka and Cointreau.
- Top with the soda water.
- Stir with straw to mix.
- Garnish w/fresh basil sprig, lemon wedge and blueberries.
*This post intended for adults aged 21 and over. Please drink responsibly.
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