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Gingered Peach and Blueberry Mojitos

Beat the heat with minty Gingered Peach and Blueberry Mojitos! A refreshingly flavorful twist to the classic cocktail. Light, fruity, and yeah, a little boozy!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword mojitos, peach mojitos, summer drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 4 lime wedges
  • 8-12 mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 8 ounces light rum
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup blueberries, plus extra for 6-inch bamboo skewers
  • Club soda

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and add the ginger slices. Let steep for 15 minutes. You can steep longer for stronger flavor if you like.
  • Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Let cool and use as desired. Syrup will keep for 7-10 days in the refrigerator. (Makes about ¾ cup)
  • Place the quartered peaches and 2 tablespoons of lime juice* in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, 20-30 seconds. Strain puree through a fine mesh strainer. Set aside.
  • To the bottom of 4 glasses, add a lime wedge, 2-3 mint leaves, and 1 ½ tablespoons of the ginger-infused simple syrup. Muddle the mixture until lime juice is released.
  • Fill each glass about halfway with ice. Add 2 ounces of rum to each. Divide the peach puree evenly among the glasses.
  • Add a couple peach slices and a tablespoon or so of blueberries to each glass. Top the glass with a little more ice and pour club soda over. Gently stir to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and skewered blueberries, as desired. Cheers!

Notes

*Pureeing the peaches with some lime juice will help slow the oxidation process. Also, I omitted adding rum to the peach mixture so the drink can still be enjoyed as a mocktail. If you’re making a batch for imbibing adults, feel free to pour it right in the blender. Enjoy!