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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This sounds amazing! Mojitos are my favorite!
Reminiscent of an afternoon we stole away to Cotton for a treasured “mom escape.” Refreshing indeed!!
pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says
Yum!! I would love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!
I love blueberries! This mojito looks sooooo good! Pinned!
This is such a refreshing summer drink! Love the blueberry + basil combo.
Dear Allie, easy, elegant and oh so good! This drink is right up my alley…I love the basil infused with the cool mint and lemon. i know I would absolutely love this. Cheers, Catherine xoxo
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
We just opened our pool! Guess what I will be drinking poolside?! This looks fabulous!
Betsy | JavaCupcake.com says
What a fun take on a traditional mojito!
Melissa Falk says
What’s not to love about this drink?! Pretty picture, too 🙂
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
This sounds like the perfect cocktail for relaxing by the pool!
Carina Spring says
Mmmm… That does sound refreshing! Now if the weather would warm up a bit for the May long weekend, I’d like to try this recipe as it was intended – enjoying a “Friday evening sunset” in the fresh air. (Ps – I started to write a previous comment, but it disappeared! Sorry if it’s a duplicate!)
Hoping our weather will warm up here also! It was in the 50’s yesterday and there was actually a frost warning today. Really??? Hope we both get our sunset drink soon…have a beautiful day!
Thanks for the refreshing mojito recipe! It’s perfect timing for the current weather on the east coast.
Happy Thursday Allie 🙂
Linda Jenkins says
My birthday is fast approaching. Now I know where I’ll ask Jack to take me dinner, and I know what I will order as I drink responsibly. Thanks, Allie.
Can’t wait to try one, one of these days!!
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I love a good mojito, especially one as different and fun as this!
Kelly @ Tasting Page says
What a refreshing and lovely cocktail. Love the addition of blueberries. Can’t wait to try!
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I am a sucker for a cocktail with fresh herbs and fruit. This looks absolutely refreshing.
Ginger Wroot says
My basil is coming in big time now, and you’ve given me a nice alternative to my standby pesto for using it! Gotta go get some of that blueberry vodka!