#DOTW: Blueberry Gin Mojito

It’s time to shake it up. Do we all love a mojito? Of course we do. But what if we adjust it just a little bit, so we have a brand new cocktail experience? I say yes. So let’s swap out the liquor! We’re going to use gin instead of rum. Add some lemon and cucumber with the usual mint and fruit, and voilá, here goes a refreshing and delicious cocktail to brighten up your summer night.

What you’ll need:

To make the blueberry honey syrup, place 2 cups of fresh blueberries in a small sauce pan. Add 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of honey and the juice of a quarter lemon. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain to remove the skins, then let it cool.

To make the cocktail add a few mint leaves and one or two cucumber slices to a cocktail shaker and muddle them. Add ice, gin, lemon juice and blueberry honey syrup. Shake well. Pour the content into a tall cocktail glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with blueberries, mint leaves and/or lemon slices.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

Leave a Reply