Blueberry Mint Mojito


Serves 4

4 Tablespoons Blueberry Syrup
½ Cup lightly packed, fresh mint leaves (plus additional for garnish)
1 Cup white rum or (cachaca)
½ lime
½ Cup fresh lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish
4 Cups ice
6 ounce club soda (more as needed)
fresh blueberries for garnish (optional)
½ Cup Blueberry Sugar, for rimming (optional)

Pour Blueberry Sugar onto a small rimmed plate. Slice the end off of a lime, one by one swipe the rim of each cocktail glass with the lime end, dip each rim into the sugar. Carefully pour 1 tablespoon of Blueberry Syrup into each glass.
In a large pitcher, add ½ cup mint leaves and ½ lime, gently muddle together. Add in the ½ cup fresh lime juice, 6 ounces club soda, ice and stir.

As an option to create a layered effect, carefully and slowly pour the mojito mix onto a spoon facing downward just touching the Blueberry Syrup in each glass. Garnish with fresh blueberries and additional mint leaves. Advise each person to stir before drinking and enjoy!

California biggest blueberry fan Tawnie travels to Critchley Farms in Kingsburg and whip up a batch of fresh blueberry lemon cookies.