Sweet and minty blueberry mojito with a little champagne effervescence!
We aren’t the type of people who get dressed up to go out on New Year’s Eve. Every time I think I’d like to make a big night out of New Year’s Eve, I immediately feel guilty and banish the idea. There is no way I could be apart from the kids. We’ve rung in the New Year with our kids since they were babies. Now that they are older, they look forward to our traditional family festivities.
Each year we play a bunch of games, gorge on snacks like pretzel bites, dill pickle dip, chicken wings and leftover Christmas cookies. The kids drink non-alcoholic Shirly Temples while my husband and I do our beverages. We have noisemakers, party hats, sparklers, and pop-its. Sometimes friends join us, and sometimes it’s just the 5 of us, but no matter what it is festive and about family fun.
Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails. I think the fresh mint and sweet tasting rum make mojitos irresistible. The version I’m sharing with you today features plump blueberries; which add color, fruit flavor, and additional sweetness. Champagne tops off each drink to add a little effervescence to each blueberry mojito. The champagne makes this cocktail perfect for your New Year’s Eve festivities. I made this recipe in a small pitcher, but the recipe can easily be adapted for your needs. The more you muddle the blueberries the more the color of your drink will change. Champagne is not necessary; you could substitute tonic water if you’d like.
These champagne blueberry mojitos will give new meaning to the phrase “break out the bubbly”. Go ahead and serve champagne, but only as a topper to this cocktail. Whether you are hosting friends and family or celebrating at home like us, champagne mojitos will make the evening deliciously festive!
- 1 bunch of mint
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 3-4 lime slices
- 1 cup blueberries divided
- 1 cup rum
- Place half of the blueberries in a pitcher along with the mint, sugar and lime slices; muddle breaking up the blueberries. Add rum, stir to combine and dissolve the sugar.
- Top the pitcher with champagne. Serve mojito in glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lime, mint and blueberries